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Waterfront Planning Advisory Board

Provide recommendations to the council and city boards that assist in promoting excellence in design, development and protection of the City's waterfront; and help provide harmonious interaction and transition between urban development and the parkland and shoreline of Lady Bird Lake and the Colorado River. Provide recommendations on: project-level recommendations regarding proposed development within the Waterfront Overlay (WO) combining district, as required under Section 25-2-715 (Review and Recommendation of the Waterfront Planning Advisory Board). Planning-level recommendations regarding proposed amendments impacting the WO combining district, as required under Section 25-2-715 (Review and Recommendation of the Waterfront Planning Advisory Board.) Section 2-1-187 of the City Code.

Meetings: 
  • Second Monday of each month 
  • 6 p.m.
  • Boards & Commissions Room, City Hall

2014 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 13, 2014
  • February 10, 2014
  • March 10, 2014
  • April 14, 2014
  • May 12, 2014
  • June 9, 2014
  • July 14, 2014
  • August 11, 2014
  • September 8, 2014
  • October 13, 2014
  • November 10, 2014
  • December 8, 2014
Staff: 
  • Michael Simmons-Smith, Planning and Development Review Department, 512-974-1225
  • George Adams, Planning and Development Review Department, 512-974-2146
By-laws: 

By-laws: Waterfront Planning Advisory Board, PDF

Special Project: South Shore Central Planning Grant

The City of Austin is participating in the Sustainable Places Project, a HUD funded program which is developing a computer-based analytic tool to assess and compare fiscal, economic and environmental impacts of potential redevelopment scenarios. The consultant team for the project demonstrated a beta version of the  tool on May 13th at the monthly meeting of the WPAB. To learn more about this project, click here.

Annual Reports: