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dc.contributor.advisorButler, Kent S.
dc.creatorBlunt, John Wallaceen
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-10T20:58:33Zen
dc.date.available2013-07-10T20:58:33Zen
dc.date.issued2008-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/20696en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this report is to analyze the zoning change process in Austin, Texas. The report examines Austin's type of city government followed by an overview of zoning in the United States and Austin. The report chronicles the evolution of the Austin Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan and the Neighborhood Planning Area during the time period 1979-1997. Since 1997, zoning change protocol has become intertwined with neighborhood planning such that both must be discussed in detail. The extreme real estate cycles from 1982 to the present are also discussed. Economic conditions played a key role in the slow enactment of neighborhood planning in Austin. The report examines the jurisdictional boundaries of Austin and the governmental bodies charged with hearing zoning cases. After discussing the motivations of the market participants seeking zoning changes, the report analyzes four case studies to illustrate the basic types of zoning cases today. Finally, the report draws conclusions and offers suggestions for improving the efficiency and fairness of the zoning change process in Austin, Texas.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectAustin, Texasen
dc.subjectZoningen
dc.subjectZoning change processen
dc.subjectCity governmenten
dc.subjectMunicipal governmenten
dc.subjectNeighborhood planningen
dc.titleThe zoning change process in Austin, Texasen
dc.description.departmentCommunity and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planningen


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