City proposes new shoreline and dock development rules

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The city is hosting a public open house to present information about proposed changes to shoreline and boat dock regulations along Lake Austin.

On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. city staff from the Watershed Protection and Planning Department, and the Development Review Department will be present at the One Texas Center to answer questions and collect feedback from the public on the construction of the new shoreline and boat dock development along Lake Austin. The city is also proposes to extend environmental requirements of the Lake Austin Residential Zoning District to new construction on properties within 1,000 feet of Lake Austin.

Existing regulations have been largely unchanged since 1992 and city officials say they need to be updated to accommodate the increase in complexity and density of development along the lake. The proposed revisions will clarify existing practices and enhance the environmental protection of Austin’s public drinking water supply and a critical region recreation resource.

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