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.

Watch the video above to hear from UDC Committee members about the importance of the updated code. Click here to watch on YouTube.

Public Meetings

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, which are required to be posted 72 hours in advance. Click here to stay up to date with all public meetings. Simply select the calendar tab and then select the meeting body you wish to view from the drop down menu.

Project Timeline

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. The first phase of adoption was completed in December 2020. The second phase of adoption which includes overlay districts is currently underway.

Email [email protected] with comments or questions about the UDC.

Engineering Design Manual (EDM)

The Engineering Design Manual takes the “design” portion from the City’s existing Subdivision Ordinance and creates a stand-alone document to provide requirements for development in the City. Design considerations include but are not limited to streets, sidewalks, traffic analysis, drainage and detention, and utilities. The Engineering Design Manual is anticipated to be adopted with the proposed Unified Development Code in early 2021.

Email [email protected] with comments or questions about the EDM.

Steering Committee

The UDC Steering Committee was appointed by City Council on March 12, 2019, to guide the development of the UDC. Its members include:

  • Ben Adam
  • Chesney Dunning
  • Ben Eldredge
  • Brian Fowler
  • Tim Handren
  • Ross Partlow
  • Travis Roberson
  • Guy Sanders

Planning and Zoning Commission Sub-Committee

The Planning and Zoning Commission Sub-Committee members include:

  • Commissioner Bob Cates
  • Commissioner Chesney Dunning
  • Chairman Tim Bannwolf

Consulting Services

The City of Boerne has utilized the services of MOSAIC, a planning and development services firm based in San Antonio, Texas. MOSAIC helps clients develop plans, codes and ordinances that can accommodate changing market conditions while preserving the native landscape and promoting environmental health. Learn more about MOSAIC.

How can you get involved?

There are multiple ways to engage in the UDC process and help shape Boerne's future.

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Email the UDC -- [email protected]

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Reach out to your Planning and Zoning Commissioners for knowledge and questions you may have.

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Talk to your friends and neighbors about the future of Boerne and encourage participation.

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