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CodeNEXT and Compatibility
News and tidbits from the land of the land use rewrite
"...long, and the dais waded into two controversial topics: compatibility standards and transition areas...."

June 29, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: Slouching Toward CodeCRONK
City manager gives Council a multiple-choice quiz for the land development code redo
"...located along commercial corridors," and "further reducing site development standards [such as] minimum parking requirements, limits on floor-to-area ratio,..."

March 22, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Developing Stories: Concord – At Last
Up from the muck at Concordia
"...to neatly avoid all restrictions on height and neighborhood compatibility, without doing superior urban planning. Among other problems, said..."

March 30, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
The Waiting Game
"...could have pulled the church's property in line with compatibility standards in place everywhere else in the neighborhood, potentially..."

Feb. 4, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Public Notice: And, We’re Off …
Council tees up CodeNEXT for a loooong drive, takes a breather
"...development code rewrite in two weeks (see "CodeNEXT and Compatibility," June 29), and if they didn't find any answers..."

June 29, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...– allowing for more housing capacity and diversity, relaxed "compatibility" standards that limit heights around single-family homes, and reduced..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

CodeNEXT Version 2: The Final Countdown
Marathon land use commission meeting precipitates close of public comment period
"...short consultants John Miki and Peter Park's presentation on compatibility (ensuring harmonious transitions between different zoning uses) so that..."

Oct. 27, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Page Two
Hyde Park Baptist Church expansion update.
"...never published anywhere -- contained myriad variances from the compatibility standards which prevailed, then and now, for every other..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: The Devil’s in the Details
And of course, no one wants to wrestle with the devil
"...doing away with what they see as overly prescriptive standards on building design and placement...."

Jan. 12, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

A Level Playing Field
Due to a city loophole, a charter school can build a campus in less than half the time AISD can
"...Saldaña said, "They don't have to comply with the compatibility standards, or even to the development standards."..."

June 3, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

City Hall Hustle: In the Shadow of Sanders ...
Council facing less dramatic agenda this week
"...calling for an expedited public input process in developing compatibility standards and density bonuses with respect to implementing the..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Where Are the Facts?
"...facts to support Ms. Gregor's statement that retaining single-family compatibility standards "could have gutted the density necessary for the..."

March 12, 2010 Postmarks

Urban on the Rocks
It's the Sprawl, Y'all
"...Growth ladder, such as the proposal of new development standards, designed to increase density and intensity, for "transit corridors"..."

April 30, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

CodeNEXT: Learn to Love It
Trying to make sense of a deeply flawed first draft
"...are increased unit counts in every zone; parking requirements, compatibility, McMansion rules, lots of other things ... There is..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

The Look, the Feel of East Riverside
City planners to establish design-based code for East Riverside redevelopment
"...and streetscapes. New zoning along the corridor will ensure compatibility of neighboring structures, said city planner Erica Leak. A..."

May 21, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: East Riverside: The Road Ahead
Let's capture the value – and federal funds
"...recommendation from the Planning Commission to apply the usual compatibility standards (which limit height near houses) in the master..."

March 5, 2010 News Column by Katherine Gregor

City Hall Hustle: Riding the Riverside Rail
Which comes first, the train or the passengers?
"...banded together unanimously ... to reaffirm the importance of compatibility standards, the setback requirements, building heights and the like..."

Feb. 26, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

A Bloodcurdling Day in the Neighborhood: Candidates woo ANC
Candidates to ANC: Howdy, neighbor!
"...drilled for his answer on an ANC questionnaire that compatibility standards might be relaxed for affordable housing. Cravey told..."

April 4, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

A Bloodcurdling Day in the Neighborhood: ANC Council Candidates Forum
Tense ANC candidates forum on Wedensday.
"...drilled for his answer on an ANC questionnaire that compatibility standards might be relaxed for affordable housing. Cravey told..."

March 28, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Heavy Mettle
Fact of Life
"...adjacent industrial project has to now conform to city compatibility standards, which dictate setbacks and buffers so wide as..."

March 26, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

When It's Time to Turn the Rules Inside Out
The Boarding House on Seventh
"...strongly. This is going to bring the very highest standards of design to the neighborhood."..."

Dec. 8, 1995 News Feature

Council: Not According to Code
Parks, plumbing, and miscellaneous
"...afternoon was a bit of a surprise: over plumbing standards, specifically whether to adopt the current Uniform Plumbing Code..."

June 12, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Page Three: Hell in a Handbasket
or, the Worst of Austin
A week in the life of local government
"...Anywhere else in town, you'd have to comply with compatibility standards, design standards – all that messy public process..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Column by Nick Barbaro

Naked City
University of Texas employees will be staging a sickout to protest low pay and benefits; citizen planners in the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Planning Team are honored for their work; the Dawson Neighborhood Association tries to reach a compromise to keep Southwestern Bell from tearing down homes in their neighborhood; The Save Our Springs Alliance honors Brigid Shea as a "Barton Springs Hero"; Statesman political reporter Dylan Rivera leaves for Portland, Oregon.
"...has 87% impervious cover, was grandfathered out of current standards but must comply if it wants to expand.) It..."

June 16, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
This Week in Council
"...would be developed in compliance with SOS impervious cover standards and would comply with city water quality regulations; among..."

Jan. 7, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
The Planning Commission votes to recommend a renegotiation of a zoning overlay around the Hyde Park Baptist Church, which wants to build a five-story parking garage in the neighborhood, and a temporary halt on major construction in areas that have neighborhood plans in development. The measures go to council on Thursday.
"...Interestingly, neighbors contend that under current compatibility standards, the five-story garage could not be built in..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Page Two
The Hyde Park Baptist Church development may be legal, but it's wrong; and it's time for Statesman editor Rich Oppel to go.
"...that they would have had to conform to development standards in place; but . . ...."

Nov. 19, 1999 Column by Nick Barbaro

City Council Returns to Land Use Code Conversation
"Everybody is really saying the same thing"
"...("including tiny homes on wheels") would be encouraged broadly. Compatibility standards and parking requirements would be waived for parcels..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Council: Getting It All Planned Out
Inching toward Imagine Austin
"...on key flash points like parking, housing density, and "compatibility" standards. As the long march toward a new code..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Deciphering the Code
CodeNEXT questions pile up faster than answers
"...more or less density, or affordable housing incentives, or compatibility standards. But they've done little to explain where those..."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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