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CodeNEXT Wrecks Austin
Or did Austin wreck CodeNEXT?
"...CodeNEXT's delivery to City Council is now imminent; the body's..."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Tovo and Casar Unfiltered on CodeNEXT
The Council members' full conversation with the Chronicle
"’ve sought out the full transcription of the Chronicle’s CodeNEXT conversation with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council..."

Sept. 14, 2017 News Post by Nick Barbaro

What Is CodeNEXT?!
What is a land use code and why are we rewriting ours?
" Austin, chances are you’ve at least heard of CodeNEXT. Maybe you’ve seen lawn signs protesting it or been..."

Jan. 30, 2018 Events Post by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT Draft 3.0 Is Out
Feast your eyes on its map and substance matter
"...CodeNEXT 3.0 is here. After five and a half years,..."

Feb. 12, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT Public Hearings Open to Austin Residents
When and where you can give feedback on the land use code rewrite
"...The dates are set. The CodeNEXT staff policy recommendation (a.k.a. draft three) will arrive at..."

April 18, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT Version 2.0 Is Here
Adler, Hart reveal second draft of land use code rewrite
"...Mayor Steve Adler, interim City Manager Elaine Hart, and CodeNEXT staff gathered reporters at City Hall to announce the..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Will Austin Vote on CodeNEXT?
Petition filed with City Clerk. But is it legal?
"...A petition to put CodeNEXT on the November 2018 ballot for public vote was..."

March 29, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Dueling Petitions on CodeNEXT
Sign here, sign there, sign everywhere
"...City Hall’s ongoing CodeNEXT project – the rewrite of the land development code..."

Sept. 12, 2017 News Post by Michael King

City Clerk Validates Petition to Put CodeNEXT on Ballot
The city's land use code rewrite is one step closer to public vote
"...Jannette Goodall validated a petition on seeking to put CodeNEXT – and all future land use code rewrites –..."

April 23, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

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
"...In the latest in a series of personnel shifts, CodeNEXT project manager Jim Robertson accepted a job with the..."

July 22, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Austin Will Vote on CodeNEXT Petition in November
Ruling forces quasi-referendum on land use rewrite
"...Austinites will vote on the CodeNEXT petition during the November election. This afternoon, Travis County..."

July 16, 2018 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

CodeNEXT Public Hearings Start Saturday
Everything you need to know about signing up to speak
"...The first of two public hearings on the CodeNEXT staff policy recommendation is this Saturday at the Dove..."

April 24, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

City Council Rejects CodeNEXT Petition Effort
Rewrite won't go onto November ballot, for now
" reject a petition that would have put the CodeNEXT zoning rewrite onto the November general election ballot. Members..."

May 24, 2018 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

CodeNEXT’s Density Bonus Program
Affordable housing from CodeNEXT
"...on Tuesday to continue their marathon of meetings as CodeNEXT races toward an ambiguous finish line. The Planning Com­mission..."

March 30, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT Draft 3 Release Punted to February
Nov. 28 deadline now all but a memory
"...Word is out: CodeNEXT draft three won’t arrive on Nov. 28. A new..."

Nov. 15, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT Marches On
City Council extends consultant contract, maintains timeline
"...raised much agita on the dais: the extension of CodeNEXT contract with consultant firm Opticos Design, and the approval..."

Oct. 13, 2017 News Post by Michael King

CodeNEXT Chief Quits
Matt Lewis resigns amid human resources investigation
"...Lewis, who has been leading the development of the CodeNEXT overhaul of city planning ordinances, has resigned...."

June 16, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

So Goes CodeNEXT
Fallout from a canceled rewrite
"...there's a good chance that the initiative known as CodeNEXT is dead. The unanticipated end to Austin's ambitious attempt..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT Prepares to Rewrite Austin
Sound Check, a week of city development code-related events, kicks off Nov. 16
"...haven't heard, Austin is rewriting its Land Development Code. CodeNEXT is the name for the ongoing process of writing,..."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Feature by Katie Matlack

Which Way to CodeNEXT?
A conversation with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Greg Casar
"...time you read this), the second draft of the CodeNEXT rewrite will be released ( On September 7, the..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Why Does Everyone Hate CodeNEXT?
Can a polarized Austin reach consensus on land use by next spring?
"...If CodeNEXT were a Broadway musical (just imagine the pitch meeting),..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: What to Do About CodeNEXT
Opponents offering plenty of fear but precious few solutions
"...The anti-CodeNEXT circus made a whistle-stop in my Windsor Park neighborhood..."

Nov. 17, 2017 News Column by Michael King

A CodeNEXT Questionnaire
"...What is CodeNEXT?..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Mayor Calls for End to CodeNEXT
"Divisive and poisoned" zoning rewrite now in real jeopardy
"...Mayor Steve Adler dropped an $8 million bombshell on CodeNEXT Wednesday afternoon with a post to City Council‘s online..."

Aug. 1, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT: Will We or Won’t We Vote on It?
From the petition hearing to Council, this week's land use code updates
"...was filed against the city by a group of anti-CodeNEXT citizens on June 1, following City Council's vote to..."

July 6, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: Old News on CodeNEXT
Scattershots, while waiting for Draft Three
"...of council members answering a seven-item questionnaire about the CodeNEXT land development code rewrite effort. Taken as a whole,..."

Jan. 26, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

About That CodeNEXT Petition ...
Monday ruling brings confusion, clarity
"...Austin may very well vote on CodeNEXT, but not yet. On Monday, Travis County District Judge..."

July 20, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT Gets an Autopsy Report
Planner offers a post-mortem on failed code revision
"...Two months have passed since City Council aborted CodeNEXT, the contentious six-year, $8.5 million rewrite of Austin's land..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

The (Longer) Road to CodeNEXT
Opponents would freeze the process via referendum
"...What could be better than arguing about CodeNEXT for a few more months? Arguing about CodeNEXT for..."

Jan. 5, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

CodeNEXT Leak Stirs Up Drama
Long-awaited land development code proposal expected Jan. 30
"...juiced up the drama surrounding the impending debut of CodeNEXT's first public working draft. Last Saturday, Jan. 14, an..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Feature by Caleb Pritchard

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