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Council Preview: Water, TNCs, and Housing
Council wades back into taxi / TNC debate
"...– will look to mitigate excess water bills, assist middle-income home-buyers, revise electronic campaign finance forms, and equalize taxi..."

April 8, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Who Killed Porter Middle School?
The evidence points to George W. Bush. But he wasn't alone.
"...March 6, approving a plan to start sending Porter Middle School students this fall to Covington, Bedichek, and O...."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Dueling Petitions on CodeNEXT
Sign here, sign there, sign everywhere
"...adoption – may not be solving all the city’s housing affordability problems, but it is providing plenty of work..."

Sept. 12, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Tovo and Casar Unfiltered on CodeNEXT
The Council members' full conversation with the Chronicle
"...They promised us, through our questioning, where is new housing going to be – where it would be anticipated..."

Sept. 14, 2017 News Post by Nick Barbaro

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...last published draft of CodeNEXT – allowing for more housing capacity and diversity, relaxed "compatibility" standards that limit heights..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Public Notice: Slouching Toward CodeCRONK
City manager gives Council a multiple-choice quiz for the land development code redo
"...[and that] would generally provide for greater densification and housing capacity." The framing puts Council in a box from..."

March 22, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Which Way to CodeNEXT?
A conversation with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Greg Casar
"...agree that we need, and reducing affordability by restricting housing supply; 2) the more we encourage density in existing..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

A CodeNEXT Questionnaire
"...CodeNEXT will simplify the code and better address affordable housing, mobility, and dwindling natural resources...."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: The Devil’s in the Details
And of course, no one wants to wrestle with the devil
"...There's been a lot of talk in Austin about missing middle housing, such that it has become shorthand for..."

Jan. 12, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Sneak Peek at CodeNEXT v2.0
Consultants detail next steps for city commissions
"...a direct response to feedback asking that CodeNEXT increase housing options throughout the city (though it remains to be..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT's Sound Check Gets Under Way
There's still (a little) time to tell city planners how you feel about the way Austin's designed
"...a) Adding "missing middle" housing types like fourplexes and triplexes through infill..."

Nov. 20, 2015 News Feature by Katie Matlack

CodeNEXT Wrecks Austin
Or did Austin wreck CodeNEXT?
"...neighborhood change occur also raised concern with displacement and housing shortages. Members of AURA and Friends of Austin Neigh­bor­hoods..."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: Plans for the Future
The CodeNEXT process is upon us
"...are hoping for. Perhaps you can help define some middle ground at one of the interactive Community Walks the..."

Oct. 16, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Introducing CodeNEXT Draft Three
Now the fun begins
"...second draft's pitfall of definitions often being incomplete or missing. [inset-1-right]..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Imagine Austin With CodeNEXT
Draft two brings big changes, more questions
" The new version also includes more opportunity for housing growth by implementing mixed-use zones to allow some residential..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Austin at Large: Time for the Bonus Round!
Trusting ourselves to allow the housing that will change the city
" in 2019, wants to vote against more affordable housing? As written, the resolution gives City Manager Spencer Cronk..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

CodeNEXT: Outlook Bleak
Land use commissioners stumble into Feb. 12 final draft
"...commissions raised unsettling questions about affordability, displacement, and Austin's housing market – questions that should have been addressed long..."

Feb. 2, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT Fun With Levers and Indicators
Planning Commission learn how priorities affect mapping
"...CodeNEXT, accessory dwelling units will be allowed on more housing lots. To test how Austin’s housing stock would benefit..."

Feb. 8, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Then There's This: Tuning In to Austin
Before revising land code, city performs field work with 'Code Next'
"...took its ear to more urban environs – Kealing Middle School in East Austin on Tuesday night, Lanier High..."

Sept. 27, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Commissions Talk CodeNEXT
Planning and Zoning and Platting Commissions work through "a lot of barriers"
"...intensive study identified "a lot of barriers" to building middle- and working-class housing, specifically under the prescriptiveness of the..."

June 30, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: Think Globally, Vote Locally
Why your country is depending on you to vote no on Prop 1
"...Walk the Talk - Tour and Panel Discussion of "Missing Middle" Housing in the Clarksville and Old West Austin..."

May 6, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: First, Do No Harm
Council dives in
"...Thursday, Feb. 5: Comprehensive Plan / Imagine Austin; Housing (including land banking, bonds, Section 8 vouchers)..."

Feb. 6, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: A Park Is a Terrible Thing to Waste
The bad idea for Long Park, and public events around town
"...12, 2014, and Robyn Ross' "Colony Park: Finding a Middle Way," Dec. 20, 2013), but indeed, not everything is..."

March 6, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

CodeNEXT: Slogging Toward Draft Three
"...Commissioners also encourage staff to ensure that all affordable housing bonus programs work consistently and are available in all..."

Nov. 3, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Point Austin: Dear Occupant
Austin welcomes all newcomers – but we don't know where to put them
"...character as well as the final blow to affordable housing in the central city...."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Column by Michael King

CodeNEXT Is Coming
Special called CodeNEXT meeting signals new day forward for land development
"...necessitates increased density in the form of the so-called Missing Middle, the strata of housing units that fall between..."

Oct. 28, 2016 News Feature by Caleb Pritchard

Why Does Everyone Hate CodeNEXT?
Can a polarized Austin reach consensus on land use by next spring?
"...the necessary redevelopment of exclusively single-family neighborhoods for the housing supply needed to accommodate Austin's growing population...."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

CodeNEXT: Communication Is Key
CAG, staff present updates to Planning Commission
"...then turned to the CAG's recommendations for handling the missing middle and affordable housing. CAG member Susan Moffat (who's..."

July 28, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Whose Affordability Crisis?
Looking through the prism's lens
"...The definition of "affordable housing" depends on who's looking at the problem...."

Feb. 2, 2018 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

CodeNEXT Marches On
Coding affordability
"...A packed house at One Texas Center pondered housing affordability Monday night, as a panel of housing advocates..."

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

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