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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