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City of Seguin Creating Unified Development Code

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2014

Media Contact:
Scott Packard, Public Information Officer
(830) 386-2590 (o)
(830)560-6270 (c)
spackard@seguintexas.gov

City of Seguin Creating Unified Development Code
Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances Being Unified

SEGUIN, Texas – The City of Seguin Planning/Codes Department has spent the past year developing an Unified Development Code (UDC.) The document unifies the existing Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances.

A taskforce consisting of members of the Seguin City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustments and Long Range Planning Committee has met with City Staff during the last four months to review and draft recommendations for the first three chapters of the UDC.

Chapter 1 - General Provisions - this chapter addresses general provisions for city staff, boards and commissions and City Council. It also reviews provisions for non-conformities and expiration of development applications.

Chapter 2 - Development Applications and Development Review Process - this chapter includes provisions for the development process. Each development application is outlined to include the approval authority for each application.

Chapter 3 - Zoning and Land Use - this chapter explains the provisions for each zoning district and overlay district. A land use matrix has been included to outline which uses are allowed in a particular zoning district. A lot dimensional table is included to outline the minimum lot size, setbacks, impervious cover and maximum height for each zoning district.

The first three chapters of the UDC is available by clinking the “Unified Development Code” link on the bottom left side of the City of Seguin website homepage, http://www.seguintexas.gov Quest.ions may be directed to the Planning/Codes Department at (830) 386-2505.

About the City of Seguin
Seguin, Texas is located off Interstate 10, about 35 miles east of San Antonio. Seguin is big enough to boast a top-rated university and a state-of-the-art hospital. More than 25,000 residents enjoy a range of cultural, recreational and employment opportunities. Seguin’s robust diversified economy features a steelmaker, a manufacturer of automotive parts and plants making roadside mowing equipment and building materials. In 2009, Seguin was proud to be selected by Caterpillar as the site of a major new engine manufacturing facility.

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Click here to view the press release.
Click here to view the first three chapters of the UDC.