CodeNEXT

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CodeNEXT is Austin’s attempt to rewrite our existing land development code (LDC for short), which was adopted in the Eighties when Austin was “weirder” and way smaller. A lot of people, even some hesitant CodeNEXT supporters, believe our current code is no longer working. Basically, we're asking a flip phone to handle today's more advanced emojis, apps, and internet speed... MORE

Austin at Large: Cracking the Code
Austin at Large: Cracking the Code
Change in our city will move at the speed of trust

Dec. 6, 2018

Public Notice: How Small Is a Small Area?
Public Notice: How Small Is a Small Area?
Out of the ruins of CodeNEXT and into the next round of city planning drama... CodeWHAT?

Nov. 15, 2018

Public Notice: Decision Day?
Public Notice: Decision Day?
Best of luck to all of us this coming Tuesday

Nov. 1, 2018

Public Notice: False Binary Choices
Public Notice: False Binary Choices
Finding middle ground in Austin politics

Oct. 18, 2018

Fours on the Floor
Fours on the Floor
Handicapping the next Council’s coalitions on land use

Oct. 18, 2018

CodeNEXT Gets an Autopsy Report
CodeNEXT Gets an Autopsy Report
Planner offers a post-mortem on failed code revision

Oct. 4, 2018

New to Town? Here Are Nine of the Biggest News Stories Affecting Locals.
New to Town? Here Are Nine of the Biggest News Stories Affecting Locals.
A primer on Austin politics

Aug. 30, 2018

Public Notice: The Battle Is Joined
Public Notice: The Battle Is Joined
Land use policy will define the November Council election

Aug. 23, 2018

Ballot Lawsuits Simmer at Supreme Court
Ballot Lawsuits Simmer at Supreme Court
Ellen Troxclair, Texas Public Policy Foundation file briefs supporting audit and CodeNEXT petitioners

Aug. 23, 2018

Public Notice: ZAP!
Public Notice: ZAP!
The commission was right. CodeNEXT must die. But then what?

Aug. 9, 2018

Council: Back in Action
Council: Back in Action
Members return to a lengthy to-do list

Aug. 9, 2018

So Goes CodeNEXT
So Goes CodeNEXT
Fallout from a canceled rewrite

Aug. 9, 2018

CodeNEXT: Kicked
CodeNEXT: Kicked
Mayor, Council appear destined to quash land use rewrite

Aug. 2, 2018

CodeNEXT at Work (While It Still Can)
CodeNEXT at Work (While It Still Can)
Staff continues to toil on doomed rewrite

Aug. 2, 2018

Council: Almost Time Again
Council: Almost Time Again
A busy return from summer break

Aug. 2, 2018

Mayor Calls for End to CodeNEXT
Mayor Calls for End to CodeNEXT
"Divisive and poisoned" zoning rewrite now in real jeopardy

Aug. 1, 2018

About That CodeNEXT Petition ...
About That CodeNEXT Petition ...
Monday ruling brings confusion, clarity

July 19, 2018

Austin Will Vote on CodeNEXT Petition in November
Austin Will Vote on CodeNEXT Petition in November
Ruling forces quasi-referendum on land use rewrite

July 16, 2018

Planning Commission Carousel
Planning Commission Carousel
Nuckols, White both to resign

July 12, 2018

A Two-Horse Race for Mayor
A Two-Horse Race for Mayor
Can Laura Morrison hope to edge out Steve Adler?

July 5, 2018

Point Austin: Left Pending
Point Austin: Left Pending
Council’s summer daze leaves plenty of work in progress

July 5, 2018

Public Notice – CodeNEXT: The Halftime Score?
Public Notice – CodeNEXT: The Halftime Score?
If you view the code rewrite simply as a struggle between the urbanists and the preservationists, it's fair to ask, who's winning?

July 5, 2018

City Council: 1,020 Minutes Later …
City Council: 1,020 Minutes Later …
Epic meeting sends Council into summer recess

July 5, 2018

CodeNEXT: Will We or Won’t We Vote on It?
CodeNEXT: Will We or Won’t We Vote on It?
From the petition hearing to Council, this week’s land use code updates

July 5, 2018

CodeNEXT Petition Hearing Awaits Ruling
CodeNEXT Petition Hearing Awaits Ruling
Decision must be made before Aug. 20 to impact November election

July 2, 2018

Public Notice: And, We’re Off …
Public Notice: And, We’re Off …
Council tees up CodeNEXT for a loooong drive, takes a breather

June 28, 2018

Council’s Last Licks
Council’s Last Licks
Closing up shop before summer break

June 28, 2018

CodeNEXT and Compatibility
CodeNEXT and Compatibility
News and tidbits from the land of the land use rewrite

June 28, 2018

A PATH Forward for CodeNEXT?
A PATH Forward for CodeNEXT?
Council members tease new plan

June 21, 2018

Council: City Cyclone
Council: City Cyclone
Council’s wild week, if they can get through it

June 14, 2018

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