Building Division on the Move
The Building Inspections and Permitting division will move to the first floor of the McConico Building by Sept. 30. Building Inspections is currently located at 2008 Enterprise Drive, which is several miles from the other divisions of the Planning and Development Services (PDS) Department. This move will improve the customer experience, as building permits will now be obtained in the same facility as site permits, platting, subdivision improvements, and zoning applications. Direct contact between PDS staff and the public will be made possible without the need to travel from one part of the City to the other. Building Inspections, Planning, Code Enforcement, and Development Services are all excited about this move and the opportunity it presents to further improve the development process for our customers.
The Round Rock City Council has conveyed the importance of establishing targeted performance measures for development review staff. The intent is to set high goals and identify areas where improvements can be made.
Below are the target measurements and performance of development review staff for the past eight months. This information has been assembled from surveys, standard site plans, small project site plans, plat, and subdivision improvement plan submittals.
|Would you recommend Round Rock as a place to do business?|
|Did City staff administer the development process fairly?|
Updated Planning and Development Services Fees
Effective for the next Planning and Zoning Commission submittal date of Sept. 17, the fees for some development applications have been updated. These fees are comparable with those of neighboring cities, and were adopted by City Council on Aug. 8. The updated fees are as follows:
- Zoning (original or re-zoning) for properties 30 acres or larger is now $900; the fee for properties less than 30 acres remains the same at $750.
- Major Planned Unit Development (PUD) amendments have been increased from $1,000 to $1,500.
- Minor plats have been increased from $250 to $300.
- Administrative adjustments (minor variances that are processed administratively, without a public hearing in front of the Zoning Board of Adjustments) now have a fee of $100.
- The special fee for Downtown PUDs has been eliminated. Previously it was $300, however this is no longer necessary due to the adoption of the downtown mixed-use zoning districts.