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: Stop Me If You’ve Heard This ...
Austin At Large: Stop Me If You’ve Heard This ...
When we perform as public citizens, what do we really want?

April 18, 2019

Public Notice: Two Steps Forward ...
Public Notice: Two Steps Forward ...
A year ago, the last CodeNEXT draft was "unworkable." What's changed?

April 18, 2019

City Council Returns to Land Use Code Conversation
City Council Returns to Land Use Code Conversation
"Everybody is really saying the same thing"

April 18, 2019

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT

April 11, 2019

City Council: Getting It All Planned Out
City Council: Getting It All Planned Out
Inching toward Imagine Austin

April 11, 2019

City Council Considers the Convention Center
City Council Considers the Convention Center
Plans big and small for the city center

April 4, 2019

Austin at Large: City Hall’s Game of Threes
Austin at Large: City Hall’s Game of Threes
Spencer Cronk quizzes the Council to win a new land use code!

March 21, 2019

Public Notice: Slouching Toward CodeCRONK
Public Notice: Slouching Toward CodeCRONK
City manager gives Council a multiple-choice quiz for the land development code redo

March 21, 2019

Public Notice: CodeCRONK and the Corridors
Public Notice: CodeCRONK and the Corridors
How to fix land use and transportation

March 7, 2019

The Next CodeNEXT Put Off for Another Day, Again
The Next CodeNEXT Put Off for Another Day, Again
City manager Spencer Cronk to wait for more input before making tough choices

March 7, 2019

Austin at Large: Time for the Bonus Round!
Austin at Large: Time for the Bonus Round!
Trusting ourselves to allow the housing that will change the city

Feb. 21, 2019

Housing Plan, Stadium Vote in Council Spotlight
Housing Plan, Stadium Vote in Council Spotlight
Still to come this spring: child-friendly policy, land use code reboot

Feb. 21, 2019

“Affordability Unlocked” With More Density, Casar Hopes
“Affordability Unlocked” With More Density, Casar Hopes
Proposal aims to make the city’s money go farther by making projects larger

Feb. 7, 2019

Rebooted City Council Gets a New Chance to Fix Austin
Rebooted City Council Gets a New Chance to Fix Austin
10-1, take two

Jan. 10, 2019

Public Notice: Happy New Year?
Public Notice: Happy New Year?
Hoping for new starts at each level of government

Jan. 3, 2019

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these

Dec. 27, 2018

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

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

Aug. 2, 2018

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