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Development Standards
The Role of the Special Area Plan

A Special Area Plan can help a community realize its vision for the future and reconcile the differences between opposing viewpoints to create a cohesive and sustainable future for a community.  

In August of 2012, Williamson County began the process of creating a Special Area Plan for the Grassland Village.  Over the course of six public meetings and extensive public input, a long-range plan was developed.  In March 2014, that Plan was adopted by the Williamson County Planning Commission, and in May 2014 it was endorsed by the Williamson County Board of Commissioners.


Proposed Development Standards - A Summary

A summary version of the Proposed Development Standards is available to view here.  

Please note that the document is a summary, and the final version brought for review before the Williamson County Regional Planning Commission will be formatted as a complete amendment for incorporation into the full Zoning Ordinance.  

A copy of the complete zoning amendment will be available here prior to the September meeting.  In addition a map amendment in conjunction with the proposed changes will be posted here.



Creating a Set of Development (Zoning) Standards

County Staff has been hard at work with the Grassland Citizens Advisory Committee to create a set of proposed Development Standards (or rules that all new development must follow) to help make that Plan a reality.   Previous documents shared during meetings can be viewed below.

Handout: Special Area Plan Recap and Proposed Development Standards
Document Overview: 
  • Why do we plan?
  • The Planning Process
  • Vision, Goals, & Objectives
  • Character Area Concepts
  • Proposed Development Standards
  • What's Next

Presentation: Special Area Plan Recap and Proposed Development Standards
Presentation Overview:
  • Grassland Village Special Area Plan Review
  • Proposed Development Standards Summary
  • What's Next

Document Overview:
  • Includes all proposed Development Standards

Handout: Draft Dimensional Standards (Village-Wide)
Document Overview:
  • Includes dimensional standards such as maximum height, maximum size, density, and setbacks

Handout: Draft Table of Allowed Uses
Document Overview:
  • Includes all permitted uses by specific type, as proposed

Handout: Draft Table of Allowed Accessory Uses
Document Overview:
  • Includes all permitted accessory uses by specific type, as proposed

Handout: Draft Table of Allowed Temporary Uses
Document Overview:
  • Includes all permitted temporary uses by specific type, as proposed


Stay Connected with the Process!

The Williamson County Commission will review the proposed standards during a Public Hearing on Monday October 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Williamson County Administrative Complex Auditorium.  Please join us to ask questions or provide any comments.

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