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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Land Development Code

Land Development Code


It’s been 24 years since the most of the existing development regulations of the City were adopted.  Laws and standards governing development have changed considerably since then, as has development technology, and the expectations of citizens. For those reasons, the City proposes to update the land development codes of the City. Issues pertaining to Zoning and land use are not included in the proposed LDC. 


The City has a number of codes that govern land development. Principal among those is the Subdivision Ordinance. The proposed LDC will consolidate all of those codes into a single document and enable them to function cohesively with all processes and procedures clearly spelled out. The LDC will also comprehensively update the standards that govern the design of development projects, streets, driveway locations, drainage, and infrastructure. With new development considering Angleton, it’s imperative that the City’s development codes be updated to ensure that those projects are developed in a responsible manner that reflects the land development expectations of the City and the advances in development technology.


The input of the public is highly desirable.  The public is welcome to review the draft Land Development Code and to forward any comments, thoughts, or questions to Randy Anderson, Assistant City Manager at, or 979-849-4364 Ex.-2136, or by mail at 121 S. Velasco Street, Angleton, TX 77515.


A schedule of workshops, Public Hearings, a Town Hall meeting, and tentative adoption schedule will be posted after a schedule is adopted by the City Council on September 18, 2018.

The City Council, on September 18, 2018, set out the following schedule for the review and approval of the proposed Land Development Code (LDC). The public is welcome to attend any of the workshops, public hearings, or Town Hall meeting. Comments can also be sent to Randy Anderson at

September 13, 2018 The LDC was forwarded to the City Engineer and City Attorney for review.

September 13, 2018 The LDC was posted on the City webpage to allow 75+ days for public review and comment prior to its adoption.

October 4, 2018 The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a workshop to review the LDC at Noon.

October 23, 2018 The City Council will conduct a workshop to review the LDC at 6:30 p.m.

October 30, 2018 A Town Hall Meeting will be conducted at 6;00 p.m.

November 1, 2018 The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing.

November 6, 2018 The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing.

After receiving public comment, Council input, and Commission input, staff will amend the LDC as directed by the City Council. An amended draft of the LDC will be published on the City webpage.



December 6, 2018 The Planning and Zoning Commission can make a recommendation to adopt the LDC.

December 11, 2018 The City Council can approve an ordinance to adopt the LDC.



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