Leander officials took a look at the city’s carport regulations, and after discussing with council members, they decided no changes are coming—for now.

Executive Director of Development Services Robin Griffin gave a presentation to council on Jan. 19. Griffin said she compared Leander’s ordinance regarding aesthetics, setbacks, fire codes and maintenance with other cities in the area, including Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park and Pflugerville.

An affordable way to protect vehicles, carports can become a hazard if not properly installed or maintained. The city calls for carports to be located to the side or rear of the house, on a paved surface for parking, and comply with setbacks. Some cities allow carports in the front of the structure if the carport complies with 20-foot setbacks and include architectural features.

Griffin shared photos of residences in compliance with the current ordinance, and after discussion about hiring a third party to survey and evaluate where the city’s regulations stand, council opted to leave it as is for now.