Land Development Code

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

CodeNEXT consultants discuss the fate of conditional overlays and PUDs

Like magicians before a skeptical audience, the CodeNEXT consultants asked the land use commissioners at their March 21 joint meeting to suspend their disbelief and envision an Austin with very few planned unit developments and zero conditional overlays. Since they…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

CodeNEXT consultants respond to accusations of dividing city

Two weeks after the Zoning and Platting Commission passed a resolution stating that the CodeNEXT draft text “provides two very different, separate codes,” the CodeNEXT consultants reassured commissioners during the joint land use work session Tuesday night that the draft does in…

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by Jack Craver

Report inspires city leaders to look at gentrification in CodeNEXT

Two weeks ago, a draft report authored by a city task force accused CodeNEXT, the proposed overhaul of the city’s land use rules, of being a “tool of institutionalized racism.” The report, which was leaked to media outlets and reported…

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Friday, March 10, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Community organizers want wider multilingual outreach on CodeNEXT

The city of Austin is in the process of adopting a new land development code that will govern everything from parking requirements to how tall buildings can be. As the city begins rolling out the proposal, some think the information…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Wider discretionary powers for Board of Adjustment envisioned in CodeNEXT draft

Assistant city attorney Brent Lloyd made a small presentation at the joint meeting of the land use commissions last Tuesday night outlining a possible reconfiguration of the Board of Adjustment’s role in city planning as part of the changes on…

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

CodeNEXT draft presented to land use commissions

In the first “fifth Tuesday” meeting of a CodeNEXT-geared 2017 calendar, the city’s land use commissions convened to receive a presentation of the CodeNEXT draft text, which was published online the day before. The release marks a big step in…

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council gets its first look at CodeNEXT

It’s finally here. At least the first draft. For the first time, City Council members got a presentation on CodeNEXT, the long-awaited rewrite of the city’s Land Development Code. The report detailed ways in which city staff, in collaboration with…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Austin gets its first look at new Land Development Code

The city of Austin has released the much-awaited first draft of CodeNEXT, its new land development guidelines. It’s the first time in more than 30 years that the city will have a new Land Development Code. The new code aims…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Outdated CodeNEXT draft sets folks aTwitter

The unauthorized release this weekend of a preliminary draft version of the Land Development Code’s next iteration, known as CodeNEXT, via Twitter, started a round of finger-pointing but no conclusive evidence as to the source of the leak. However, the…

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