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: What Is the Sound of One Shoe Falling?
Public Notice: What Is the Sound of One Shoe Falling?
City releases CodeNEXT draft to mild reaction ... so far

Feb. 2, 2017

Council Reconsiders Committee Structure
Council Reconsiders Committee Structure
"We can make the process more efficient and effective”

Jan. 19, 2017

CodeNEXT
Public Notice: The Planning Puzzle
Music venues, hospitals, & neighborhood plans

Jan. 12, 2017

City Council Takes a Field Trip
City Council Takes a Field Trip
CodeNEXT, off-site workshops push agenda through January

Jan. 12, 2017

New City Council, New Battles
New City Council, New Battles
10-1 version 1.5 stares down the coming year at City Hall

Jan. 5, 2017

Top 10 Environmental Stories
Top 10 Environmental Stories
We've only got one planet

Dec. 29, 2016

CodeNEXT
Point Austin: Down in the Grove
Agreement on latest PUD portends … a little progress?

Dec. 8, 2016

Council: Here Comes CodeNEXT … Eventually
Council: Here Comes CodeNEXT … Eventually
Office pool projections start at spring of 2018

Nov. 23, 2016

Council: Pilots, Roses, and Champions
Council: Pilots, Roses, and Champions
Marathon days of zoning are soon over

Nov. 17, 2016

Public Notice: October Surprise?
Public Notice: October Surprise?
Developers threaten to take their PUDkin and go home

Oct. 20, 2016

Public Notice: Which Comes First?
Public Notice: Which Comes First?
CodeNEXT or the transpo bond? Or both?

Oct. 13, 2016

CodeNEXT
Public Notice: Planning for Affordability
Council tackles thorny zoning cases

Sept. 22, 2016

District 2: The Battle for Southeast Austin
District 2: The Battle for Southeast Austin
Former firefighter Delia Garza faces two unlikely challengers

Aug. 25, 2016

District 4: The Long Shots
District 4: The Long Shots
Challengers face tough road against well-funded incumbent

Aug. 25, 2016

CodeNEXT Loses Another Manager
CodeNEXT Loses Another Manager
CodeNEXT project manager Jim Robertson steps down from his post after accepting a job with the city of Boulder two weeks ago

July 21, 2016

Public Notice: The Year of Immobility
Public Notice: The Year of Immobility
If it's not one thing, it's another ...

June 23, 2016

Zimmerman: Fire Marc Ott
Zimmerman vs. Ott
D6 council member: "It's time we replace" city manager

June 22, 2016

Public Notice: Only Two Episodes Left
Public Notice: Only Two Episodes Left
Plot twists and cliffhangers as Council approaches season finale

June 16, 2016

Shooting Blind
Shooting Blind
City needs more economic analysis of density bonus programs

June 2, 2016

CodeNEXT
Public Notice: Mobility and Affordability
Mayor Adler chases transportation dollars

April 7, 2016

Public Notice: Strange Bedfellows
Public Notice: Strange Bedfellows
Regrettably, this is not an April Fools' story

March 31, 2016

Public Notice: Tracking the Major Arcana
Public Notice: Tracking the Major Arcana
Geeking out at Planning Commission

Jan. 14, 2016

Talk, For Sure. But Action?
Talk, For Sure. But Action?
CodeNEXT holds community meeting, announces delay in rewrite process

Jan. 14, 2016

Public Notice: Out of Their Cold, Dead Brains
Public Notice: Out of Their Cold, Dead Brains
GOP refuses to be sensible about guns

Jan. 7, 2016

City Council: Keep ’Em Waiting
City Council Wrap
Council punts short-term rentals, pops the 290 landfills

Dec. 11, 2015

Playback – Agents of Change: Downtown Clubs vs. Downtown Hotels
Playback – Agents of Change: Downtown Clubs vs. Downtown Hotels
Can clubs and hotels coexist in Downtown Austin?

Nov. 25, 2015

Public Notice: A Tale of Two Processes
Public Notice: A Tale of Two Processes
Council shoots from the hip, promises better later

Nov. 25, 2015

CodeNEXT
Public Notice: Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Listening in on the CodeNEXT Sound Check

Nov. 19, 2015

CodeNEXT's Sound Check Gets Under Way
CodeNEXT's Sound Check Gets Under Way
Week of public input events runs until Nov. 21

Nov. 19, 2015

CodeNEXT
CodeNEXT Sound Check
Mon.-Sat., Nov. 16-21

Nov. 12, 2015

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