Land Development Code

Monday, May 22, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Zoning and Platting brainstorms for CodeNEXT recommendation

The Good, the Missing and the Unacceptable: not a reboot of the Clint Eastwood classic, but the categories of CodeNEXT criticism established as the foundation of the Zoning and Platting Commission’s letter of recommendation at its May 16 meeting. Like…

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Planning Commission assembles CodeNEXT working groups

CodeNEXT has a way of inspiring drama, even over as something as mundane as the approval of working groups. Case in point: Planning Commissioner Patricia Seeger attempted to make a motion on May 9 to approve breaking into three committees…

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Zoning and Platting looks to pinpoint gentrification

As the only major growth city in the U.S. with a declining African-American population, Austin knows it has a gentrification problem, and the Zoning and Platting Commission took a step toward addressing it on May 2. Commissioners unanimously passed a…

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

Environmental Commission gets chance with CodeNEXT updates, concerns

CodeNEXT is the talk of the town. So it’s no surprise the main topic of conversation at the Environmental Commission meeting Wednesday evening was no different. The commission heard recommendations from the Watershed Protection Department, but took no formal action…

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

CodeNEXT review process to get makeover

With only a few months left to provide its recommendations on CodeNEXT, the Planning Commission is talking about scrapping staff’s prescribed review process for one of its own making. “I don’t think we’re going to get where we want to…

Friday, April 28, 2017 by Jack Craver

Human Rights Commission ponders CodeNEXT

The city’s Human Rights Commission is taking a look at CodeNEXT in an attempt to understand the implications of the controversial overhaul of Austin’s land development code on vulnerable populations. On Monday, the commission, which last year urged City Council…

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