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What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...In hindsight, last year's shuddering halt to the CodeNEXT land use code rewrite looks less like an act..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

City Council Returns to Land Use Code Conversation
"Everybody is really saying the same thing"
"...subject, last week's return to the dais of the Land Development Code revision, aka NextCodeNEXT, aka CodeCRONK, proved rather..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Land Use Code Paranoia
"...who thinks differently from them at all costs. The land-use code is the tool which allows them to accomplish..."

Sept. 23, 2003 Postmarks

¿No Habla Land Use?
One thing about CodeNEXT: It’s definitely in English
" English scripted pages held within the mass of CodeNEXT documents that are accessible today by the public. In..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

A Land Use Lexicon
"...Hybrid Land Development Code: The proposed CodeNEXT is a combination of..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Then There's This: Loophole Development Code?
Lobbyists may get a crack at rewriting land-use regs
"...on an advisory group that will help rewrite the Land Development Code...."

Feb. 1, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Land Lock
from east to west, land use a hot topic
"...week to the Eastside, where there are two percolating land-use issues figuring into the neighborhood's vision of itself. More..."

March 24, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Dawn of the Code
CodeNEXT maps released by city staff, presented to Council
"...“CodeNEXT is CodeNOW.” With that intro, Mayor Steve Adler announced..."

April 18, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: Can This Code Be Saved?
Plan for a common future, or pretend it just won't happen
"...Neighborhood Association meeting, we were looking over a proposed land use map that contemplated some mixed-use changes on corridors..."

May 11, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Postponing the Code
CodeNEXT rewrite generating inexplicable panic
"...the current April 2018 deadline for their vote on CodeNEXT. The nominal subject was a proposed increase to the..."

Oct. 13, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Breaking the Code
Plain English Is the Goal for Land Development Rules
"...illustration by Doug Potter..."

May 15, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: Cracking the Code
Change in our city will move at the speed of trust
"...being reassimilated into the body of the Chronicle, before CodeNEXT got dragged behind the barn in August, I told..."

Dec. 7, 2018 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

This Land Is Our Land
News From the Fronts of State-City Land War
"...between 45th, Lamar, and Guadalupe. In the real world, because the Triangle is state-owned land, the city's decision is..."

April 24, 1998 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Mixed Use, Mixed Emotions
An anniversary review of Austin's vertical mixed-use program discovers a range of responses to density, change, and planning
" populist urban planning known as "VMU." That's "vertical mixed-use," a new zoning tool to advance the broader City..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Council: Code Blue
Lamentations on land use
"...on a series of four work sessions focusing on CodeNEXT, as the official agenda puts it: "Envision Tomorrow CodeNEXT..."

June 2, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Affordable Housing & the Promised Land
Proposition A and Austin's affordability predicament
"...$250 million. It's not a lump sum, but includes land acquisition ($100 million), rental housing assistance projects ($94 million),..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Use Only as Directed
Patenting the Formula
"...ascendancy -- we still considered "planning" to be about land use and related issues. After the city had failed..."

Aug. 20, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council: All About the Code
Heading into July break, City Council continues pondering CodeNEXT
"...last special-called meeting to continue the ongoing discussions of CodeNEXT (yesterday afternoon, June 28; see "Public Notice: No Fireworks,..."

June 30, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Land Rush
The Early Days
"...district" ended at the Fourth Street railroad tracks. The warehouse blocks south of those tracks were renewal-ready as early..."

Dec. 11, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Land of 1,000 Dramas
"...Planet Theatre: Tomorrowland..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

The Promised Land
Jews and Neighbors Lay Competing Claims
"...vehicle trips per day, on what's now purely vacant land, on streets where traffic is already too heavy for..."

March 6, 1998 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Cybersecurity: Making the Code Unbreakable
Cyber wars bigger than Star Wars
"...High Tech Caucus and the ranking member on the Home­land Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Hard Times in the Land of Plenty
Service nonprofits and their funders face the economic gale
"...In the sorting room at the 20,000-square-foot warehouse on South Congress, a crowd of volunteers is rooting..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin at Large: City Hall’s Game of Threes
Spencer Cronk quizzes the Council to win a new land use code!
"...bring forth a new process to succeed the euthanized CodeNEXT. In a memo that dropped last Friday, right before..."

March 22, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Supremes Reject Ballot Lawsuits
Court denies requests that Council rewrite proposition language
"...audit” and another requiring a referendum for any comprehensive land-use code revision...."

Aug. 28, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Housing Plan, Stadium Vote in Council Spotlight
Still to come this spring: child-friendly policy, land use code reboot
" appears Beau Reich­ert's years-long struggle with the Austin Code Department and his neighbors will finally come to a..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

CodeNEXT: Will We or Won’t We Vote on It?
From the petition hearing to Council, this week's land use code updates
"...Judge Orlinda Naranjo spent Monday morning presiding over Aus­tin's land use petition case, but dismissed the court before 1pm..."

July 6, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Two Ballot Lawsuits Before State Supremes
Petitioners sue over Audit and CodeNEXT language
"...the “waiting period” and public vote for any comprehensive land-use code provision (e.g., CodeNEXT). Due to short deadlines, the..."

Aug. 20, 2018 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

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

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