Unified Development Code (UDC)
The City’s Unified Development Code (UDC) project began in 2019. It is the first major project undertaken to implement the Boerne Master Plan updated in 2018. The UDC will combine various city ordinances relating to development into a single document. With the new UDC, the City can assure consistency to minimize confusion and contradiction between different ordinances, align development regulations with the Master Plan, and provide a more comprehensive and efficient development process. As part of the UDC, overlay districts will be created and a citywide rezoning will be undertaken creating a path for sustainable development while protecting the values of the community, the environment and the economic viability of our City.
The Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the first Monday of every month, and City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Additionally, there may be Special Called meetings and all are required to be posted 72 hours in advance. You can stay up-to-date with all public meetings by clicking here. Simply select the calendar tab and then select the meeting body you wish to view.
The UDC was anticipated to be adopted in April 2020. Due to COVID-19, the UDC adoption was delayed. A draft is available for review and comment - see below. The first phase of adoption was completed in December 2020. The second phase of adoption which includes overlay districts is currently underway. See below for upcoming public meetings and ways that you can participate in the review and adoption process. Below the city created a video where members of the UDC Committee explain the importance of the updated code and its beneficial impacts on the City.
Questions or comments on the UDC draft email
Engineering Design Manual (EDM)
Questions or comments on the EDM draft email
The UDC Steering Committee was appointed by City Council on March 12, 2019, to guide the development of the UDC.
Planning and Zoning Commission Sub Committee
Pictured L to R:
Commissioner Bob Cates, Commissioner Chesney Dunning, and Chairman Tim Bannwolf
Carissa is the founder and principal planner of MOSAIC, a planning and development services firm based in San Antonio, Texas. She helps her clients develop plans, codes and ordinances that can accommodate changing market conditions while preserving the native landscape and promoting environmental health. She has been serving public and private clients in Texas for many years, working with communities of all shapes, sizes and conditions. She is particularly adept at the integration of economic development priorities, social equity and preservation of natural systems, areas that are often in conflict. Her plans have been consistently recognized by the APA, and she is often asked to speak on the topics of value capture, master planning and the relationship between plans and codes.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
There are multiple ways to engage in the UDC process and help shape Boerne's future.
Talk to your friends and neighbors about the future of Boerne and encourage participation.