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Land Development Code

Friday, November 10, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Austin wants to make it easier to build garage apartments

City Council took a step yesterday to streamline the process of building and remodeling homes by approving the Family Homestead Initiative. The resolution calls for the city to identify all the regulations and costs associated with the process.Council Member Delia…

Monday, November 6, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Commission embraces ADUs in CodeNEXT

After months of debate, the Planning Commission at its Nov. 1 meeting directed staff and consultants to make the building of accessory dwelling units less constrained in the final draft of CodeNEXT.The current code places several restrictions on the construction…

Friday, November 3, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Land use commissions diverge ahead of CodeNEXT third draft

Differences of opinion between the Planning Commission and Zoning and Platting Commission are becoming more distinct. The Zoning and Platting Commission managed to submit an official recommendation on Monday, whereas the Planning Commission passed a less formal resolution on Wednesday,…

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by Jack Craver

Water quality groups wade carefully into CodeNEXT debate

While the Austin environmental community appears divided on what to do about CodeNEXT, three green groups say the proposed overhaul of the Land Development Code will strengthen water quality protections in a number of key ways.In a statement released Tuesday,…

Monday, October 30, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: Planning Commission on CodeNEXT

On this week’s radio show, Planning Commission Chair Stephen Oliver and Commissioner Nuria Zaragoza sit down with Austin Monitor freelance reporter Joseph Caterine to talk about the CodeNEXT process. Tune in below to hear how the Planning Commission is tackling…

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Commission plots new CodeNEXT recommendation road map

In hindsight, future historians may interpret the Planning Commission’s Oct. 24 resolution as taking a clever shortcut toward the final destination of an April 2018 CodeNEXT adoption. Or, it may be viewed as a turnaround that strayed off the clear…

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