What is the East Riverside Corridor (ERC) Zoning District?

April 27, 2015 by Ricardo De Camps

The East Riverside Corridor is a zoning designation, within the city’s full-purpose jurisdiction, which adds another level of regulation and is regulated by a document of the same name.

The map below shows the boundary for the ERC. The purpose of the ERC regulating plan is to control and shape the growth of one of Austin’s hottest markets, E. Riverside Drive.  The ERC Master Plan presents a long-term vision for the area to redevelop the existing low-density, auto-oriented commercial uses into an urban mixed-use neighborhood that is more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

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Within the ERC, there are five sub-districts.

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Applicability of standards of the ERC will be determined by the ERC subdistrict of the subject property and the adjacent roadway types.

The ERC Roadway types:

  • Core Transit Corridor
  • Pedestrian Priority Collector
  • Urban Roadway
  • Highways

 

Within the ERC Zoning District, there are four “Hubs” or areas where the city of Austin is encouraging the most intensive development, see map below. Properties within a hub boundary are eligible for development bonuses in exchange for a specified community benefit, i.e. affordable housing, open space, improved bicycling facilities, commercial or office spaces, and improved flood and water quality controls.

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Written by Ricardo De Camps

Ricardo De Camps

Mr. De Camps is a shareholder and Vice President for BIG RED DOG Engineering | Consulting. He has over 10 years of land development experience including multi-family, retail, and office building projects. Mr. De Camps is passionate about the quality of Austin’s growth and is an advocate for smart and innovative development. He is a graduate of Florida State University and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.