If you still think Austin is a small town, you are in denial!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

 If you still think Austin is a small town, you are in denial!


Bill Evans our Austin Board of Realtors President stated the morning: “If you still think Austin is a small town you are in denial.” PT50 hosted an exclusive “Awareness Breakfast” at the Headliners Club featuring George Zapalac as guest speaker. George is the Division Manager at the City of Austin Planning and Development Review Department.


His topic “Overhauling Austin’s LDC” was enlightening to say the least! Austin’s current Land Development Code hasn’t been rewritten since 1984 and they are tackling the revamping to ensure the successful growth and expansion of Austin as we ride the wave of accommodating all the new residents descending into Austin. This is a huge undertaking and one that needs input from all residents and is not an easy process. Please check out their website.

The intent is to simplify issues and to make appropriate changes and clarify ambiguities. Taking appropriate steps to preserve our communities and add more mix-centers is imperative if we are going to address our traffic congestion and simplify our lifestyles to accommodate our cities growth.

Many are concerned that ultimately the City Council will be in charge of implementation of the Code Change. They are in the midst of a total transformation and few members currently on the City Council will be in place when the Code Adoption will take place in November 2015-October 2016. As citizens apprehensive on how our City will look with 95,000 more cars on the road in 2 years we need to voice our concerns and help make good choices! 

Thank you Amber Thomas, President of Austin PT50, for making events like this possible for us to be kept informed and communicate this information to our friends, neighbors and communities we serve.

As always community news and events are brought to you as a courtesy by Dorie Dillard of Coldwell Banker United Realtors®; your NW Austin Real Estate professional.

Selling or buying a NW Austin home is a complex process and you want to work with a REALTOR® that understands the process and the ever changing dynamics of the Austin housing market.  I have systems in place, references and am a good listener and communicator.  It would be my pleasure to schedule time to see if we are a good match.  Reach out to me at 512.346.1799 or email at dillard@reloaustin.com


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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Be careful. You will have all of us moving to Austin. Everybody know about the strong economy and the exceptional quality of life to be found in Austin.

Apr 24, 2014 09:19 AM #1
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Reports I see show the reloction to Austin is beating the rest of the country. I know that has got to be awesome and yet challenging.

Apr 24, 2014 10:38 AM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- Austin a small town?  No way.  It may have the heart of a small town in that it is still focused on its residents but no way is it a small town. 

Apr 24, 2014 11:15 AM #3
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It's the SxSW town! How could it get cooler?


Love and light to Austin,


Apr 24, 2014 12:52 PM #4
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Dorie, If one wonders about what makes Austin such a dynamic community, they have but to visit and see for themselves. Love Austin!

Apr 24, 2014 01:12 PM #5
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Love Austin, been there a couple times, seen a art festival downtown, great overall experience.


Apr 24, 2014 01:43 PM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. I never thought of Austin as a small town and I haven't been there in twenty years.

Apr 24, 2014 07:53 PM #7
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

I thought denial was a river in Egypt Dorie

Apr 24, 2014 08:17 PM #8
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Roy: Come on down!

Hi Debbie: It is a challenge for sure!

Hi Kathy: There are some that still think that and they need to wake up for sure!

Hi Laura: Thank you!

Hi William: It is a great place!

Hi Pete: Good to hear that!

Hi Sheila: Oh wow! You wouldn't recognize it! I've been here 33 years...Oh the changes!!

Hi Conrad: Geno always says that:).

Apr 24, 2014 09:34 PM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Dorie -- sounds as if Austin has a very organized approach as it continues to experience incredible growth on multiple levels.  It's good to see that in a city - regardless of size.

Apr 24, 2014 10:15 PM #10
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Michael: It has to be done if we are going to be able to navigate the city!

Apr 24, 2014 10:24 PM #11
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Dorie, real estate agents need to be actively involved in their community and stay in touch with what is going on as you do...

Apr 25, 2014 08:36 AM #12
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Dorie, this is a critical endeavor and if done right can make the future of Austin very bright.  Done poorly, it can turn into a nightmare.

Apr 25, 2014 09:19 PM #13
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Ginny: I agree!

Hi Gabe: You are so right!

Apr 26, 2014 12:26 PM #14
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