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

Public Notice: East Side Story
Public Notice: East Side Story
Somewhere a place for us?

May 17, 2018

Warming to CodeNEXT?
Warming to CodeNEXT?
Chamber of Commerce’s poll reflects improving views of zoning rewrite

May 17, 2018

CodeNEXT: Conditions for Commissions
CodeNEXT: Conditions for Commissions
Planning, Zoning & Platting get last licks in before recommendations go to Council

May 17, 2018

Zoning & Platting Commission:
Zoning & Platting Commission: "Terminate" CodeNEXT
7-4 vote sends zoning rewrite's death wish to Council

May 10, 2018

Point Austin: Can This Code Be Saved?
Point Austin: Can This Code Be Saved?
Plan for a common future, or pretend it just won’t happen

May 10, 2018

Public Notice: Two Tales of One City
Public Notice: Two Tales of One City
Land use Commissions Diverge; Go to the Dogs

May 10, 2018

CodeNEXT: “Highly Unlikely”?
CodeNEXT: “Highly Unlikely”?
Planning Commission plays along, Zoning & Platting calls to terminate

May 10, 2018

Quote of the Week: Jolene Kiolbassa
Quote of the Week: Jolene Kiolbassa
Almost midnight on CodeNEXT

April 26, 2018

CodeNEXT: Take Four?
CodeNEXT: Take Four?
When is an addendum really a new draft?

April 26, 2018

CodeNEXT Public Hearings Start Saturday
CodeNEXT Public Hearings Start Saturday
Everything you need to know about signing up to speak

April 24, 2018

City Clerk Validates Petition to Put CodeNEXT on Ballot
City Clerk Validates Petition to Put CodeNEXT on Ballot
The city's land use code rewrite is one step closer to public vote

April 23, 2018

ZAP on CodeNEXT Parking
ZAP on CodeNEXT Parking
Remember the Americans With Disabilities Act

April 19, 2018

CodeNEXT Public Hearings Open to Austin Residents
CodeNEXT Public Hearings Open to Austin Residents
When and where you can give feedback on the land use code rewrite

April 18, 2018

Public Notice: People’s Housing Justice
Public Notice: People’s Housing Justice
What Council can do that’s not CodeNEXT

April 12, 2018

Council: The Bird Is the Word
Council: The Bird Is the Word
Rollin’ into City Council, invited or not

April 12, 2018

Affordable Housing With CodeNEXT
Affordable Housing With CodeNEXT
Also starring the People's Plan and Housing Justice Agenda

April 12, 2018

Public Notice: Doomed?
Public Notice: Doomed?
Looking forward to the November ballot

April 5, 2018

Will Austin Vote on CodeNEXT?
Will Austin Vote on CodeNEXT?
Petition filed with City Clerk. But is it legal?

March 29, 2018

Public Notice: Austin Saves CodeNEXT Saves Austin
Public Notice: Austin Saves CodeNEXT Saves Austin
City forges "grand compromise" on land use regulations

March 29, 2018

Point Austin: In Search of a Plan, Not a Master Plan
Point Austin: In Search of a Plan, Not a Master Plan
Council divisions taking shape on CodeNEXT

March 22, 2018

Public Notice: Your City at Work
Public Notice: Your City at Work
“Shaping policy for generations to come”

March 22, 2018

Council: From Soup to Nuts ...
Council: From Soup to Nuts ...

March 22, 2018

CodeNEXT: Frustrations Mount (Again)
CodeNEXT: Frustrations Mount (Again)
Commissioners lament “the worst code I have ever seen in my life”

March 22, 2018

Public Notice: Are We on a Road to Nowhere?
Public Notice: Are We on a Road to Nowhere?
CodeNEXT – What a buzz kill!

March 14, 2018

The Road to CodeNEXT
The Road to CodeNEXT
Mapping out the final stages of the land use code rewrite

March 14, 2018

Public Notice: Hurry Up Please, It’s Time
Public Notice: Hurry Up Please, It’s Time
We’re late, we’re late, for a very important date ...

March 8, 2018

The People’s Plan to Curb Displacement
The People’s Plan to Curb Displacement
"This is coming from the Eastside, not coming from above, but below"

March 8, 2018

CodeNEXT’s End Is Near, in Theory
CodeNEXT’s End Is Near, in Theory
What fate for our five-year, $8.5 million rewrite?

March 1, 2018

Public Notice: Here Comes the Spin
Public Notice: Here Comes the Spin
CodeNEXT draft three winners & losers?

Feb. 15, 2018

Quote of the Week: Joe Pantalion
Quote of the Week: Joe Pantalion
Ruminations on CodeNEXT

Feb. 15, 2018

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