Here’s What Land Developers Could Build Under City Hall's Rezoning Plan

If the City's plan is approved, nearly all of Austin's residential properties will be rezoned

R2A & R2B: A Pair of New Dwelling Units on Most Residential Lots in Austin

R2A & R2B: A Pair of New Dwelling Units on Most Residential Lots in Austin

In areas rezoned as “R2A” or “R2B,” land developers will be allowed to add a pair of large residences to any lot that is 5,000 square feet or larger and has a home 15 years or older already on it. Up to six unrelated adults would be allowed to live in each of those three dwellings, and in many cases developers would not be required to provide space for additional parking. Please note that the Austin City Council has discussed changes to zoning regulations that would impact this rendering, but these changes have not yet been reduced to specific code text. Check this map to see if your area would be rezoned as R2A or R2B.

RM1: 40-Foot Structures With up to 10 Dwelling Units on Individual Lots

RM1: 40-Foot Structures With up to 10 Dwelling Units on Individual Lots

In areas rezoned as “RM1,” land developers would be allowed to build structures up to 40 feet tall, with up to 10 individual housing units in each. 10,000 square-foot lots may be subdivided, allowing up to 20 units. The impervious cover limit would be 60 percent. Please note that the Austin City Council has discussed changes to zoning regulations that would impact this rendering, but these changes have not yet been reduced to specific code text. Check this map to see if your area will be rezoned as RM1.

R4: 45-Foot Structures With up to Eight Dwelling Units on Individual Lots

R4: 45-Foot Structures With up to Eight Dwelling Units on Individual Lots

In areas rezoned as “R4,” land developers would be allowed to build structures up to 45 feet tall, with up to eight individual housing units in each. 10,000 square-foot lots may be subdivided, allowing up to 16 units. The impervious cover limit would be 50 percent. Please note that the Austin City Council has discussed changes to zoning regulations that would impact this rendering, but these changes have not yet been reduced to specific code text. Check this map to see if your area will be rezoned as R4.