The Planning Commission's review of the draft Land Development Regulations (LDRs) is scheduled to continue through late April. The Commission's on-going review of the LDR Public Review Draft , released November 11, 2012, is scheduled to take place during workshops on the following dates:
- March 5, 2013, Noon - 3:15pm
- March 26, 2013, Noon - 4:00pm
- April 9, 2013, Noon - 3:15pm
- April 23, 2013, Noon - 3:15pm
Workshop sessions will be held in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall at 823 Rosenburg, Galveston, TX. For additional information, contact the Planning Department at (409) 797-3500.
A revised draft of the Disaster Recovery Plan will be presented to the Planning Commission during a workshop January 8, 2013. The draft plan, one of six specialized plans being prepared as part of the Progress Galveston project, provides recommendations for City actions during the recovery phase following major disaster events. At the Commission's descretion, the draft plan may be considered for approval during their regular meeting following the workshop. Once approved by the Planning Commission, the draft plan will be forwarded to City Council for review and adoption.
On January 17, 2013 the City will hold the following community meetings with Island stakehodlers to discuss the latest draft of the Land Development Regulations (LDRs):
- Design Professionals - 8:30 to 10:30 am (tentative time)
- Friends of Business - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (tentative time)
- North of Broadway Representatives - 3:30 to 5:30 pm
- EEHDA/SJNA/UAA - 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Meetings will be held in Room 100 of City Hall. Please check the schedule of Upcoming Events for updates on meeting times.
Project team members will present a summary of the LDRs and lead discussions about potential changes and refinements. All meetings are open to the public.
An early draft of the Disaster Recovery Plan was presented to the planning Commission during their December 18, 2012 workshop. The plan, one of six specialized plans being prepared as part of the Progress Galveston project, provides recommendations for the City's actions, including damage assessment, premitting and inspection, communications, and planning, during the recovery phase following major disaster events. The discussion draft will be revised based on Planning Commission feedback and prepared for review during a workshop scheduled for January 8, 2012.
The Galveston City Council adopted a new Thoroughfare Plan during their December 13, 2012 meeting. The Thoroughfare Plan, adopted as an addendum to the 2011 Comprehensive Plan, provides a foundation for ongoing efforts to improve mobility, access, and circulation on the Island. The Thoroughfare Plan includes a statement of purpose, a review of the plan’s relationship to the Comprehensive Plan, a review of important resources and references, a list and map indicating locally-determined designations of functional classifications for streets in the City’s thoroughfare network, and a list and map describing planned improvements to existing thoroughfares and the general location of new thoroughfares recommended to address access and circulation challenges. The Thoroughfare Plan is one of six specialized plans being prepared as part of the Progress Galveston project,
The latest draft of the of the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) are available for public review. Released on November 11, 2012, the LDR Public Review Draft will serve as the basis for public discussions during the following meetings and workshops:
- a Joint Workshop of the Galveston City Council and Planning Commission the afternoon of November 27, 2012,
- a Public Workshop at Galveston Convention Center the evening of November 27, 2012,
- stakeholder meetings with community groups being scheduled for December 2012 and January 2013.
The recently adopted plans include:
Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan (adopted by City Council March 22, 2012)
Erosion Response Plan (adopted by City Council April 12, 2012)
The remaining Specialized Plans will be completed in a second phase that is currently underway. The City anticipates that the Thoroughfare Plan, Disaster Recovery Plan, and Sustainability Plan will be completed by spring 2013.
The City of Galveston's Landmark Commission adopted updated design standards for historic properties at their regular meeting on March 19, 2012. The public hearing draft of the design standards, as well as the adopted amendments, are currently available for review on the City's website or through the links below. The amendments will be incorporated into the final document in the next few weeks. All applications received after March 19, 2012, will be subject to these standards.
Using input gathered over the past several months, the City has released an updated draft of the Historic Preservation Plan, which expands on goals and objectives in the Comprehensive Plan and will be the guiding document for the City's preservation program. The updated Design Standards for Historic Properties are intended to "guide rehabilitation, alteration, expansion, and new construction projects involving individually designated local historic landmarks and properties in designated local historic districts."
The updated plan and design standards are now available for public review and comment and will be discussed at an upcoming Landmark Commission public workshop and hearing on March 19, 2012 and a Planning Commission public hearing on March 20, 2012.
As part of the Progress Galveston project, the City is updating its 2005 Progress Through Preservation plan and Design Standards for Historic Properties prepared in 2004. The revised Preservation Plan expands on goals and objectives in the Comprehensive Plan and will be the guiding document for the City's preservation program. The updated Historic Design Standards are intended to "guide rehabilitation, alteration, expansion, and new construction projects involving individually designated local historic landmarks and properties in designated local historic districts."
The draft plan and design standards are now available for public review and comment and will be discussed at an upcoming public workshop on February 27, 2012.