This spreadsheet contains all the criteria for each zone.

(Note: there may be small errors. Please refer to the actual code to ensure accuracy. Page numbers for each zone are provided below.)

RR
Rural Residential

This zone is intended for large lots or lots with sloping terrain or other environmental limitations.

LA
Lake Austin

This zone is intended to be applied to lots around Lake Austin to protect natural environment and water quality.

R1
Residential 1

This zone is intended to allow detached housing on small lots throughout the city.

R2A
Residential 2A

This zone is intended to allow detached housing with accessory dwelling units (ADUs) or duplexes in a more suburban setting.

R2B
Residential 2B

This zone is intended to allow detached housing with accessory dwelling units (ADUs) or duplexes in a more urban setting.

R2C
Residential 2C

This zone is intended to allow detached housing with accessory dwelling units (ADUs) or duplexes on small lots throughout the city.

R3
Residential 3

This zone is intended for up to 3 units throughout the city. To maintain a house-scale aesthetic, private frontages are required.

R4
Residential 4

This zone is intended for up to 4 units in areas with good street network connectivity to provide a transition between low- to medium-intensity residential zones and higher-intensity zones. To maintain a house-scale aesthetic, private frontages are required.

RM1
Residential Multi-Unit 1

This zone is intended to provide a transition between low-intensity residential zones and medium to higher intensity zones. This zone allows house-scale, multi-unit structures and townhouses with required frontages.

RM2
Residential Multi-Unit 2

This zone is intended as a transition between low to medium-intensity residential zones and higher-intensity zones. This zone requires private frontages.

RM3
Residential Multi-Unit 3

This zone is intended to provide a transition between medium-intensity residential zones and higher-intensity zones.

RM4
Residential multi-unit 4

This zone is intended to provide a transition between medium-intensity residential zones and higher-intensity zones.

RM5
Residential Multi-Unit 5

This zone is intended to provide high intensity residential.

MH
Manufactured Home

This zone is intended to allow manufactured home housing.

MU1
Mixed-Use 1

This zone is intended to allow residential and or service uses within walking distance of low-intensity residential neighborhoods, or to maintain an area with an existing pattern of commercial uses in house-scale buildings. To maintain a house-scale aesthetic, private frontages are required.

MU2
Mixed-Use 2

This zone is intended to allow residential, office, and commercial uses, including retail and entertainment, within walking distance of residential neighborhoods, or to maintain an area with an existing pattern of commercial uses in house-scale buildings. To maintain a house-scale aesthetic, private frontages are required.

MU3
Mixed-Use 3

This zone is intended to provide a mix of low to medium scale residential and commercial uses, including employment, shopping and daily services.

MU4
Mixed-Use 4

This zone is intended to provide a mix of medium scale and intensity residential and commercial uses, including employment, shopping and daily services, and neighborhood amenities for nearby residents.

MU5A
Mixed-Use 5A

This zone is intended to allow high-intensity multi-unit residential, office, service, retail, and entertainment uses.

MU5B
Mixed-Use 5B

This zone is intended to allow high-intensity residential and commercial uses, including storage and auto-related businesses.

MS2A
Main Street 2A

This zone is intended to provide housing and convenient access to employment, services, and amenities for nearby residents in a medium-intensity main street environment with active frontages located near transit along a neighborhood edge, along corridors, or in neighborhood nodes served by transit.

MS2B
Main Street 2B

This zone is intended to provide housing and convenient access to services and amenities for nearby residents in a medium-intensity urban main street environment with active frontages located near transit along a neighborhood edge, along corridors, or in neighborhood nodes served by transit.

MS3
Main Street 3

This zone is intended to provide housing and convenient access to services and amenities for nearby residents in a high intensity urban main street environment with active frontages located in regional centers, or along well-connected corridors served by frequent transit.

UC
Urban Center

This zone is an urban mixed-use zone intended to create regional centers for employment, shopping, entertainment, and services in a highly walkable, transit-rich environment.

CC
Commercial Center

This zone is an urban mixed-use zone intended to implement the Downtown Austin Plan and provide city wide access to residences, employment, shopping, entertainment, and services in a highly walkable, transit-rich environment that transitions from neighborhoods to Downtown Austin.

DC
Downtown Core

This zone is the most intense urban mixed-use zone intended to implement Downtown Austin Plan and serve as a regional center for residences, employment, shopping, entertainment, and services in Downtown Austin.

CR
Commercial Recreation

This zone is intended to provide indoor and outdoor recreation and entertainment.

IF
Industrial Flex

This zone is intended to be a less intense industrial zone and to mix with office, service, retail, and limited residential uses.

IG
Industrial General

This zone is intended for industrial uses requiring limited to heavy machinery on larger sites or in planned industrial centers.

IH
Industrial Heavy

This zone is intended for industrial uses requiring strict development and performance standards in planned major industrial developments.

R&D
Research and Development

This zone is intended to provide a mix of professional and administrative facilities, research and testing institutions, light industrial, general warehousing and distribution, green technology facilities, and office uses grouped in a campus or park-like setting.

AG
Agriculture

This zone is intended to allow for agricultural uses or agriculture-related uses.

AV
Aviation Services

This zone is intended for airport-related uses that require direct access to airport facilities or that support airport operations and services.

CL
Conservation Lands

This zone may be used for natural recreation but may not otherwise be developed.

ERC
East Riverside Corridor

This zone is the designation for an identified area of existing auto-oriented commercial and multifamily uses that is the subject of an approved master plan for redevelopment of the area into an urban mixed-use neighborhood that is more pedestrian friendly and takes advantage of access to existing and future transit options and the area's key position in the urban core. (B) An ERC designation may be applied only within the boundaries identified in the East Riverside Corridor Regulating Plan. (C) Figures cited in this section are found in the East Riverside Corridor regulating plan.

F25
Former Title 25

(1) The purpose of this zone is to incorporate within the Land Development Code certain specially negotiated regulatory ordinances and agreements applicable prior to the effective date of this Title. (2) In general, the zone is used for properties subject to individualized site specific requirements for which no comparable zone exists under this Title. This includes certain properties located within: (a) Neighborhood Conservation Combining Districts (NCCD); (b) Planned Development Agreements (PDA); (c) specifically identified Conditional Overlays; and (d) other agreements and ordinances applicable to properties designated F25 on the zoning map. (3) The director shall publish a guide to the F25 Zone on the City’s website, which shall provide useful information regarding regulations applicable to properties within the F25 Zone.

NBG
North Burnet/Gateway

(A) This district is the designation for an identified area of existing low density, auto-oriented commercial, warehouse, and industrial uses that is the subject of an approved master plan for redevelopment of the area into a higher density urban mixed-use neighborhood that is more pedestrian friendly and takes advantage of the links to commuter rail transit and the area's key position in the urban core. (B) An NBG designation may be applied only within the North Burnet/Gateway neighborhood plan area. (C) Figures cited in this section are found in the North Burnet/Gateway regulating plan.

P
Public

This zone is intended for government-owned sites.

PR
Park

This zone is intended for outdoor, indoor, and natural recreation uses.

PUD
Planned Unit Development

(A) (1) This zone is intended to preserve the natural environment, encourage high quality development and innovative design, and ensure adequate public facilities and services. (2) The Council intends a PUD to produce a development that achieves a superior development compared to development under base zoning and subdivision regulations. (3) The PUD Zone is intended to respond to unique and extraordinary circumstances, where more flexible zoning than what is achievable through a base zone is necessary, this includes: (a) A development site with special physical characteristics, such as properties with significant topographical or environmental barriers to standard development or construction practices; (b) A development site subject to an existing PUD and rezoning to a new PUD zone will bring the site closer to conformance with current zoning regulations and adopted plans; and (c) Where the proposed scale or timing of a development project demands a more customized zoning approach to achieve a successful phased development. (4) This zone is intended for large or complex single or multi-use development that is planned as a single contiguous development under unified control. (5) This zone provides greater design flexibility by authorizing modifications of site development requirements. (6) The Council retains the legislative authority to determine whether PUD zoning is appropriate regardless of whether the proposed development meets the standards prescribed by this section. (7) In return for the flexibility in site design with respect to the arrangement of buildings, heights, setbacks, densities, open space and circulation elements, development under a PUD zone should provide significant public benefit not achievable through application of a base zone, including significant affordable housing, greater diversification of land uses, innovation in development, more efficient use of land and energy, exemplary pedestrian amenities, and development patterns compatible in character and design with nearby areas and with the goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan. (8) A PUD zone is not intended as a vehicle to solely enhance a proposed development’s economic feasibility. City

TOD
Transit oriented development

This district is the designation for an identified transit station and the area around it. The district provides for development that is compatible with and supportive of public transit and a pedestrian-oriented environment.