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CodeNEXT Timeline

CodeNEXT is the City of Austin process to rewrite Austin’s Land Development Code (LDC). The Land Development Code sets the rules and regulations for all development in Austin, from single family homes to local stores to mixed-use buildings.

For more information, read some of the Austin Monitor stories below, and visit the City of Austin’s CodeNEXT website.

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CodeNEXT 2.0 is here, but supplemental materials are missing


September 21, 2017

CodeNEXT 2.0 is here, but supplemental materials are missing

Austin Monitor Radio: CodeNEXT with Evolve


September 19, 2017

Austin Monitor Radio: CodeNEXT with Evolve

Second draft of CodeNEXT allows more housing in more places, city says


September 15, 2017

Second draft of CodeNEXT allows more housing in more places, city says

Austinites call for halt, and a vote, on CodeNEXT


September 11, 2017

Austinites call for halt, and a vote, on CodeNEXT

Council gets preview of CodeNEXT 2.0


September 7, 2017

Council gets preview of CodeNEXT 2.0

Single-family occupancy limits drop back to four in CodeNEXT second draft


September 1, 2017

Single-family occupancy limits drop back to four in CodeNEXT second draft

Harvey revives flooding concerns about CodeNEXT


August 31, 2017

Harvey revives flooding concerns about CodeNEXT

Commission finds itself at CodeNEXT crossroads


August 28, 2017

Commission finds itself at CodeNEXT crossroads

Council members call for CodeNEXT changes


August 23, 2017

Council members call for CodeNEXT changes

Austin aims to simplify the language around CodeNEXT


August 22, 2017

Austin aims to simplify the language around CodeNEXT

MAP: Central Austin neighborhoods are providing the most feedback on CodeNEXT


August 10, 2017

MAP: Central Austin neighborhoods are providing the most feedback on CodeNEXT

Flag lots could be making a comeback


July 31, 2017

Flag lots could be making a comeback

Clarksville meeting displays fear of CodeNEXT and density


July 28, 2017

Clarksville meeting displays fear of CodeNEXT and density

Community Development Commission grapples with CodeNEXT


July 27, 2017

Community Development Commission grapples with CodeNEXT

CodeNEXT divides commission, spurs review of recommendation process


July 25, 2017

CodeNEXT divides commission, spurs review of recommendation process

Signs fail to point the way at Planning Commission


July 19, 2017

Human Rights Commission talks density bonuses


July 11, 2017

Human Rights Commission talks density bonuses

For some Austin residents, CodeNEXT spurs fears of gentrification


July 7, 2017

For some Austin residents, CodeNEXT spurs fears of gentrification

Recent study reveals benefits of Austin’s historic neighborhoods


July 7, 2017

Recent study reveals benefits of Austin’s historic neighborhoods

Commission fights for seat at CodeNEXT table


July 3, 2017

Commission fights for seat at CodeNEXT table

CodeNEXT likely to ditch transect zones


June 30, 2017

CodeNEXT likely to ditch transect zones

Flexibility, affordability top CodeNEXT concerns for creatives


June 30, 2017

Flexibility, affordability top CodeNEXT concerns for creatives

Austin architects say CodeNEXT limits opportunity for ‘missing middle’ housing


June 28, 2017

Austin architects say CodeNEXT limits opportunity for ‘missing middle’ housing

CodeNEXT proposes new program to bolster affordable housing


June 22, 2017

CodeNEXT proposes new program to bolster affordable housing

Evolve Austin wants to make the case for density


June 20, 2017

Evolve Austin wants to make the case for density

CodeNEXT activists sign on with opposing petitions


June 15, 2017

CodeNEXT activists sign on with opposing petitions

What businesses are coming to your neighborhood under CodeNEXT?


June 14, 2017

What businesses are coming to your neighborhood under CodeNEXT?

Introducing CodeNEXT HUB


June 13, 2017

Introducing CodeNEXT HUB

Consultants dodge questions on ideology behind CodeNEXT


June 12, 2017

Consultants dodge questions on ideology behind CodeNEXT

Council digests CodeNEXT compatibility standards


June 8, 2017

Council digests CodeNEXT compatibility standards

Land use commissions’ collaboration on CodeNEXT shows signs of wear


June 6, 2017

Land use commissions’ collaboration on CodeNEXT shows signs of wear

More questions than answers for Council on CodeNEXT


June 1, 2017

More questions than answers for Council on CodeNEXT

Is ‘missing middle’ housing still missing from CodeNEXT?


May 26, 2017

Is ‘missing middle’ housing still missing from CodeNEXT?

What is ‘missing middle’ housing?


May 25, 2017

What is ‘missing middle’ housing?

Commission considers flood survivors in CodeNEXT recommendation


May 24, 2017

Commission considers flood survivors in CodeNEXT recommendation

Planning Commission assembles CodeNEXT working groups


May 24, 2017

Planning Commission assembles CodeNEXT working groups

Zoning and Platting looks to pinpoint gentrification


May 24, 2017

Zoning and Platting looks to pinpoint gentrification

In Hyde Park, residents question how CodeNEXT will be implemented


May 23, 2017

Zoning and Platting brainstorms for CodeNEXT recommendation


May 22, 2017

Zoning and Platting brainstorms for CodeNEXT recommendation

Austin Monitor Radio: Evolve Austin’s Andy Cantu


May 8, 2017

Austin Monitor Radio: Evolve Austin’s Andy Cantu

Environmental Commission gets chance with CodeNEXT updates, concerns


May 2, 2017

Environmental Commission gets chance with CodeNEXT updates, concerns

CodeNEXT review process to get makeover


May 2, 2017

CodeNEXT review process to get makeover

Austin Monitor Radio: Niran Babalola and Dr. Fred McGhee debate land use and CodeNEXT


May 1, 2017

Austin Monitor Radio: Niran Babalola and Dr. Fred McGhee debate land use and CodeNEXT

Human Rights Commission ponders CodeNEXT


April 28, 2017

Human Rights Commission ponders CodeNEXT

What does CodeNEXT mean for Austin parks?


April 27, 2017

What does CodeNEXT mean for Austin parks?

Land-use commissions unimpressed with CodeNEXT mapping


April 24, 2017

Austin Monitor Radio: CodeNEXT consultants John Miki and Peter Park


April 24, 2017

CodeNEXT maps unveiled


April 19, 2017

CodeNEXT draft maps to be released


April 18, 2017

The maps will be the first opportunity for Austinites to see where the new development categories may apply. The CodeNEXT team will collect input from the public and city commissions prior to getting City Council approval.

Austin Monitor Radio: Mary Ingle and David King on CodeNEXT


April 17, 2017

Creative community supporters pushing live/work CodeNEXT additions


April 6, 2017

Creative community supporters pushing live/work CodeNEXT additions

CodeNEXT consultants discuss the fate of conditional overlays and PUDs


March 28, 2017

CodeNEXT consultants discuss the fate of conditional overlays and PUDs

CodeNEXT tech talk focuses on familiar topics


March 27, 2017

CodeNEXT tech talk focuses on familiar topics

CodeNEXT consultants respond to accusations of dividing city


March 23, 2017

CodeNEXT consultants respond to accusations of dividing city

Report inspires city leaders to look at gentrification in CodeNEXT


March 15, 2017

Report inspires city leaders to look at gentrification in CodeNEXT

Commission asks Council to delay CodeNEXT mapping


March 9, 2017

Commission asks Council to delay CodeNEXT mapping

Wider discretionary powers for Board of Adjustment envisioned in CodeNEXT draft


March 7, 2017

Local interest groups gear up for a year of CodeNEXT talk


February 24, 2017

Local interest groups gear up for a year of CodeNEXT talk

Council still puzzled about CodeNEXT


February 23, 2017

Council still puzzled about CodeNEXT

CodeNEXT draft presented to land use commissions


February 2, 2017

CodeNEXT draft presented to land use commissions

Council gets its first lookCouncil gets its first look at CodeNEXT


February 1, 2017

Council gets its first lookCouncil gets its first look at CodeNEXT

CodeNEXT draft released for public review & comment


January 30, 2017

You can download, review and comment on the CodeNEXT draft by visiting the City of Austin’s CodeNEXT website.

Specter of CodeNEXT informs vertical mixed-use cases at Planning Commission


January 13, 2017

Specter of CodeNEXT informs vertical mixed-use cases at Planning Commission

CodeNEXT could allow new music districts and creative spaces around Austin


December 6, 2016

CodeNEXT could allow new music districts and creative spaces around Austin

Facing termination, CodeNEXT leader quits


June 17, 2016

Facing termination, CodeNEXT leader quits

Citizens plead for affordability from CodeNEXT


January 14, 2016

Land Development Code rewrite marches forward


November 21, 2014

Council members voted 6-1 to approve the CodeNEXT Approach 2 with amendments, known as “deep clean and reset”.

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Divided Council debates approach to CodeNEXT


November 7, 2014

Council delays vote to choose CodeNEXT process


October 27, 2014

Council delays vote to choose CodeNEXT process

ImagineAustin adopted


June 15, 2012

ImagineAustin adopted

ImagineAustin is adopted by City Council in 2012. The new ImagineAustin Comprehensive Plan replaces the Austin Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan, adopted in stages from 1977-1979. Rewriting the Land Development Code is one of eight priorities of ImagineAustin.

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