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Land Use Regulations & Development Standards
Find ordinances and informational brochures on topics including sign regulations, sidewalk design standards, recommended trees and shrubs, parking and more.
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Land Development Code
The LDC implements the Goals, Objectives and Policies of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The LDC contains all of the adopted ordinances pertaining to regulations and procedures used in the development process for the City.
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America’s Small Business Development Center at Texas Tech
America’s SBDC at Abilene is hosted by Texas Tech University to provide no-cost business consulting and training to new and existing businesses. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can come to us for face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training on a variety of topics.
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Tax Increment Redevelopment Zone
The Planning Services Division encourages proper growth, development, redevelopment, and stabilization of neighborhoods by providing technical assistance to the City’s Council, boards, commissions, developers, and citizens.
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TIRZ Boundary

Downtown Business Association
The mission of the Abilene Downtown Association is to promote and protect downtown businesses and the downtown community as a whole.
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