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
Public Notice: Break Out the Sharpies (or the Sharp Knives)
Planning Commission demands more public involvement in CodeNEXT

Nov. 12, 2015

CodeNEXT Prepares to Rewrite Austin
CodeNEXT Prepares to Rewrite Austin
Seeks community feedback at series of events

Nov. 12, 2015

Public Notice: Gone Fishing
Public Notice: Gone Fishing

Oct. 29, 2015

Public Notice: And on the Seventh Day ...
Public Notice: And on the Seventh Day ...
Council takes a breather; planning continues

Oct. 22, 2015

CodeNEXT
Public Notice: Plans for the Future
"Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." – D.D. Eisenhower

Oct. 15, 2015

Public Notice: A Tale of Two PUDs
Public Notice: A Tale of Two PUDs
Austin Oaks, Grove at Shoal Creek cast long shadows

Aug. 27, 2015

Public Notice: Ora Houston's Nightmare
Ora Houston's Nightmare
Acrimony over acronyms: ADUs, STRs, PUDs, & more

July 30, 2015

Public Notice: Bridges to Forever
Public Notice: Bridges to Forever
Different ways to get from here to there

June 18, 2015

Public Notice: Planning Is Doing
Planning Is Doing
Eastside wins, Council struggles

June 11, 2015

CodeNEXT
Public Notice
Why city policy and land development regs matter

May 28, 2015

Public Notice: Government by Committee
Public Notice
Is this where we see how it's supposed to work?

April 23, 2015

Point Austin: Austin's Ruination
Point Austin: Austin's Ruination
If you lived here ... you'd be complaining about newcomers

March 18, 2015

Public Notice: What Goes Around ...
Public Notice: What Goes Around ...
Last Week's News, Again

March 18, 2015

CodeNEXT
Council: Austin is Which Way?
Austin's planning woes have a long history

March 18, 2015

CodeNEXT
Public Notice: Making Plans for Planning
Nervous times for the city's Planning and Development Review Department

Feb. 26, 2015

Public Notice: First, Do No Harm
Public Notice: First, Do No Harm
Council still laying groundwork, but covering lots of ground

Feb. 5, 2015

Public Notice: A Modest Proposal
Public Notice: A Modest Proposal
Zoning doesn't have to be so hard

Jan. 29, 2015

Hunting for Housing
Hunting for Housing
Landlord lawsuit and housing research frame housing crisis

Jan. 8, 2015

The Newest in Trustees
The Newest in Trustees
AISD swearing-in suggests both comity and dissension

Jan. 8, 2015

News Roundup: Schools, Fair(?) Housing, and Plastic
News Roundup: Schools, Fair(?) Housing, and Plastic
TEA releases rankings, Linda Curtis returns, and more

Dec. 29, 2014

CodeNEXT
Council: Dance the Last Dance ...
The last meeting before seven becomes 11

Nov. 26, 2014

CodeNEXT
Council: So Nice They'll Hold It Twice?
Council prepares for a marathon session

Nov. 20, 2014

CodeNEXT
Council: All You Can Eat!
Council gets stuff done

Nov. 13, 2014

Public Notice: Lame Ducking
Public Notice: Lame Ducking
With 10-1 Council pending, current Council makes big plans

Nov. 6, 2014

Council: No Place Like Home
Council: No Place Like Home
Council returns to City Hall in the wake of 10-1 election

Oct. 30, 2014

CodeNEXT
Council: The Next Code is CodeNEXT
A relatively sedate agenda

Oct. 23, 2014

Then There's This: A Double Whammy for CodeNEXT
Then There's This: A Double Whammy for CodeNEXT
A vote of no confidence and an ethics complaint hit the land rewrite process

July 31, 2014

Getting off the Road
Getting off the Road
Rail will help, roads will help – but so will your decision not to drive today

June 26, 2014

Then There's This: Split Views on ADUs
Then There's This: Split Views on ADUs
'Granny flats' measure breaks from the CodeNext Pack

June 19, 2014

Then There's This: Decoding the Code
Then There's This: Decoding the Code
Trying to detangle 30 years' worth of regulatory layers

May 8, 2014

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