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

CodeNEXT: Still Stuck
CodeNEXT: Still Stuck
Draft two brings growing pains for the land use rewrite

Oct. 5, 2017

Council: A Toy Store Full of Puzzles
Council: A Toy Store Full of Puzzles
The mayor’s Downtown Puzzle proposal returns to Council this week

Sept. 28, 2017

Public Notice: Now’s the Hard Part
Public Notice: Now’s the Hard Part
CodeNEXT 2.0: still more harm than good?

Sept. 21, 2017

Imagine Austin With CodeNEXT
Imagine Austin With CodeNEXT
Draft two brings big changes, more questions

Sept. 21, 2017

CodeNEXT
Austin: City of Petitions
New Linda Curtis-fronted PAC has agendas for days

Sept. 21, 2017

CodeNEXT Version 2.0 Is Here
CodeNEXT Version 2.0 Is Here
Adler, Hart reveal second draft of land use code rewrite

Sept. 15, 2017

Which Way to CodeNEXT?
Which Way to CodeNEXT?
A conversation with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Greg Casar

Sept. 14, 2017

Point Austin: Looking for a Magic Bullet
Point Austin: Looking for a Magic Bullet
CodeNEXT arguments reflect the complexity of affordability

Sept. 14, 2017

Dueling Petitions on CodeNEXT
Dueling Petitions on CodeNEXT
Sign here, sign there, sign everywhere

Sept. 12, 2017

Council: Seeking Consensus on Hotel Occupancy Tax
Council: Seeking Consensus on Hotel Occupancy Tax
City Council's HOT debate masks deeper divisions

Sept. 7, 2017

Sneak Peek at CodeNEXT v2.0
Sneak Peek at CodeNEXT v2.0
Consultants detail next steps for city commissions

Sept. 7, 2017

Leslie Pool’s Tweet (During the) Storm
Leslie Pool’s Tweet (During the) Storm
Council member pushes CodeNEXT agenda at an inopportune time

Aug. 31, 2017

Tracking CodeNEXT ... Or Not?
Tracking CodeNEXT ... Or Not?
Commissioners express concern over data collection of land use rewrite

Aug. 31, 2017

Council on CodeNEXT
Council on CodeNEXT
Four CMs lament inequitable land use standards throughout city

Aug. 24, 2017

Council Members Say “#FixtheCode”
Council Members on CodeNEXT
Four CMs say CodeNEXT process must strongly address inequality

Aug. 22, 2017

Public Notice: Sunrise, Moonset
Public Notice: Sunrise, Moonset
Darkness at midday, bright lights at night

Aug. 17, 2017

Calendar: CodeNEXT
Calendar: CodeNEXT
The timeline is heating up

Aug. 17, 2017

CodeNEXT: Conditions for Overlays
CodeNEXT: Conditions for Overlays
Draft 2.0 being readied for Sept. 15

Aug. 10, 2017

Density? Bonus! (Programs.)
Density? Bonus! (Programs.)
Planning Commission briefed on CodeNEXT affordability incentives

July 24, 2017

Point Austin: Inside the Whirlwind
Point Austin: Inside the Whirlwind
From D.C. to Austin, a relentless political storm

July 13, 2017

Gentrified? Displaced? Call a Task Force.
Gentrified? Displaced? Call a Task Force.
The mayor pitches an effort to solve "displacement" after Council's summer break

July 13, 2017

Habitat for Humanity Director on Affordability
Habitat for Humanity Director on Affordability
Greg Anderson promotes increased density, developer involvement in code rewrite

July 13, 2017

New City Music Manager: Erica Shamaly
New City Music Manager: Erica Shamaly
Marketing veteran takes over top municipal music post

July 10, 2017

Public Notice: Transect, We Hardly Knew Ye
Public Notice: Transect, We Hardly Knew Ye
Deadline looms to comment on zonings that no longer exist

July 6, 2017

Looking Back on the Champions Tract Rezoning
Blood on the Tracts
Does this development belong in this particular corner of the Hill Country?

June 29, 2017

Point Austin: Summer Stock Agenda
Point Austin: Summer Stock Agenda
The heat arrives with a litany of work for Austin and Austinites

June 29, 2017

CodeNEXT
Public Notice: No Fireworks, but a Bombshell
City Council, AISD Board adjourn for summer with work left to do

June 29, 2017

CodeNEXT
Commissions Talk CodeNEXT
Planning and Zoning and Platting Commissions work through "a lot of barriers"

June 29, 2017

Council: All About the Code
Council: All About the Code
Heading into their July break, Council continues pondering CodeNEXT

June 29, 2017

Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Only half the battle

June 29, 2017

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