Henry’s practice is concentrated in the area of municipal land use law and typically involves the representation of owners and developers of residential, commercial, industrial and master-planned properties in obtaining zoning, subdivision, site development, development incentives and other local land use approvals in the Central Texas region. He also assists real estate purchasers and investors with land use due diligence reviews. He has served on numerous community boards, including the City of Austin Planning Commission, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, and the Board of Directors of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. He was recently honored as a Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning by American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell.
Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D. (1984)
Loyola College, Baltimore Maryland, B.A., History, cum laude (1981)
Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Founding Board Member, 2003-2012
City of Austin Smart Growth Task Force, Member, 1998-1999
City of Austin Senate Bill 1704 Focus Group, Member, 1997
City of Austin Planning Commission, Member, 1989-1991
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 1999-2001, 2009-2012
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Task Force on Light Rail, Member, 2000
Real Estate Council of Austin, Board Member, 1998-2000, 2007-2009
State of Texas General Services Commission, Member, 1994-1995
Salvation Army of Austin, Board Member, 2000-2002
Austin East Side Story Foundation, Board Member, 2000-2006
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Board Member, 2001-2006
Walmart: represent Walmart for land use matters in Central Texas. Projects include Austin Northcross Mall, Austin Southpark Meadows, Austin Lakeline, College Station, Lockhart, Kyle, Bryan, Cedar Park, Manor, Elgin, La Grange, Harker Heights, Killeen, Temple, Mission and Giddings, Texas Stores.
Reunion Ranch: assisted landowner with Development Agreement, WCID Consent Agreement and plat and construction plan approval for 500 acre residential project in ETJ of Dripping Springs, Texas;
UT Brackenridge Tract: assisted Cooper Robertson planning firm prepare two masterplans for the University of Texas System’s Brackenridge Tract in Austin, Texas.
Pioneer Crossing (formerly Jourdan Crossing): assisted owners in securing annexation, zoning, and utilities for a 1400 acre master planned community in Northeast Austin. Subsequently assisted owner in securing approvals to add 300 additional acres to the project and incorporate an 18-hole golf course.
Samsung Austin Semiconductor Facility: secured annexation, platting, zoning, and utilities for the initial Samsung semiconductor facility in Northeast Austin.
Avery Ranch: represented the owners in securing annexation and zoning for 1700-acre master planned community in North Austin.
Tokyo Electron of America: assisted Tokyo Electron with local permits for its manufacturing facility in Southeast Austin.
Silicon Labs: assisted Silicon Labs with City approvals associated with purchase of 175,000 sq. foot building in downtown Austin;
Salt Lick: assisted landowner with Development Agreement for 600+ acre mixed use development surrounding the famous Salt Lick BBQ Restaurant in Driftwood, Texas;
National Instruments: assisted major Austin employer obtain tax abatement agreement approvals with the City of Austin and Travis County;
Villages of Western Oaks: assisted Lumbermens Investment Company with zoning approval for a 600-acre subdivision in Southwest Austin.
300 West Sixth: represented CarrAmerica with zoning approval for 440,000 sq. foot office tower project in downtown Austin.
Walgreens: represented the developer of 3 Walgreens stores in Austin (Hyde Park, Mesa at Spicewood and South First and Stassney) in securing zoning approval.
East 11th Street Revitalization: represented Riata Development LLC, which is the developer of 3 blocks of East 11th Street in East Austin.
Sheldon-Gaston: represented Milburn Homes with respect to securing preliminary plan approval for a 600-acre residential subdivision in Northeast Austin.
Texas Industries, Inc.: represented Texas Industries with respect to securing City and County permits for numerous sand and gravel mining operations in eastern Travis County.
Lone Star Cab: represent taxicab franchise with respect to taxicab permits and other franchise matters.
Sackman Enterprises: assisted multifamily developer secure zoning approval for a 300+ unit multifamily project in North Central Austin.