Masterplan Austin adds local knowledge and experience to our already extensive expertise & network of connections.

Established and varied relationships as well as a deep understanding of local regulations and procedures are absolute requirements when navigating issues of land use.

6500 River Place Boulevard,
Building 7, Suite 250
Austin, TX 78730


Zoning, Land Use, & Lobbying

Zoning in Austin, TX can be extremely complicated to navigate, and change is normally met with resistance at the governmental level. Masterplan has decades of experience working through many complicated zoning issues, from interpreting standards to lobbying for change. We have done it all. Masterplan’s vast network of connections in municipal government and the private sector makes us uniquely suited to advocate for your zoning project.

Zoning is the prime tool for implementing a Austin’s Comprehensive Plan. By controlling land uses and setting development standards throughout Austin, TX, zoning can guide development. Zoning sets standards for building setbacks, building height, parking, screening, and permitted activities.

Zoning patterns are not necessarily a statement of current policies. Land uses evolve as the goals of a community or landowner change, as the population grows, and in response to serving the needs of a community.

Masterplan Austin’s vast network of connections in municipal government and the private sector makes them uniquely suited to advocate for you! We organize community meetings and other outreach. We present to city council and commissions. We know where to find the information that is relevant to your needs.

Permitting and Licensing

Need a building permit in Austin, TX? Masterplan can manage and expedite the process of obtaining commercial site permits and building permits throughout central and south Texas, including the City of Austin, City of San Antonio, and the Houston area. Masterplan Austin also provides assistance with special permits your business may need, including TABC alcohol licensing. Let us navigate the permitting process so you can obtain the approvals you need with the greatest ease possible.

Municipal Services

Our experienced consultants and collaborative approach enable Masterplan to help resolve complex issues facing local communities with the goal of building world-class cities and well-planned communities. We are available to help your municipality fulfill its development and regulatory interests in the short or long term. Our services provide a cost-effective solution tailored to each municipality’s needs and budget.

Masterplan Austin’s knowledge and expertise allows them to help more than just the private sector. Municipalities often need assistance with special projects, case studies, and third party review services.


Larry Casto

Managing Director, Austin

Larry serves as the Managing Director for the Masterplan Austin office. Larry brings over 25 years of experience, previously serving as the City Attorny for the City of Dallas. Larry’s areas of expertiese incluede community outreach, stratgic planning, and elected official engagement.

6500 River Place Boulevard

Building 7, Suite 250

Austin, TX 78730