Tag Archives: CodeNEXT

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Cronk names team, spells out process for land use code rewrite

City Manager Spencer Cronk has selected the team that will handle the creation and adoption of the city’s new land use code, with the goal of completing the process by the end of 2019.In a memo issued Tuesday, Cronk gave…

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Growing up: Council wrestles with competing water and housing needs

Between an invasion of zebra mussels, an extended boil-water notice due to continued flooding and the concerning results of the Atlas 14 regional rainfall study, city water problems have crowded to the surface in the months since the last land…

Friday, May 3, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Council directs city staff on code rewrite

Austin City Council has spoken: It wants a new Land Development Code and map to look at and consider for adoption this year, ready to pass on first reading in October.Council voted during a special session Thursday afternoon to direct…

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Council to consider jump-start to small area planning

The city’s Planning and Zoning Department could be getting outside help to clear an anticipated decades-long backlog of planning documents for activity centers specified for growth in Imagine Austin.An amendment up for consideration at today’s City Council meeting includes possible…

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Council debates preservation of special zoning districts

City Council members have come to a loose consensus on the five questions in City Manager Spencer Cronk’s land development code memo. Council is fundamentally in agreement that a new code is necessary and that a zoning map should be…

Monday, April 15, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Chopped

Bueller?… Council Member Alison Alter took time from Tuesday’s work session to highlight a concern that current appointees to some city boards and commissions have been racking up absences, creating an issue of making quorum at several points. During discussion…

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Land development code rewrite: Council works through responses to Cronk’s memo

According to Brent Lloyd, development officer at the Development Services Department, Austin City Council has already provided the “raw material” that will be necessary to guide city staffers as they begin to take up the task of writing a new…

Monday, April 8, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Reshaping the land development code conversation

Still haunted by the misinformation battles of CodeNEXT, the Pedestrian Advisory Council passed two recommendations Monday, April 1, to help shift the land use conversation and support City Council as it takes up discussion of a new development code beginning…

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Council lines up next steps to revise land use code

Austin City Council members came together Tuesday morning for a preliminary discussion about City Manager Spencer Cronk’s five big questions about the city’s land development code that he released in a memo earlier this month.In the wake of the death…

Monday, March 18, 2019 by Jack Craver

City manager presents options for a new land development code

City Manager Spencer Cronk released a memo on Friday proposing the first steps of a new process to rewrite the land development code. The memo comes seven months after City Council voted unanimously to suspend its last land use code rewrite…

Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Jack Craver

Planning Commission wonders what to do after CodeNEXT

CodeNEXT might be dead, but most members of the Planning Commission seem to agree that they can’t give up on making big changes to the Land Development Code.For over a year, discussion of CodeNEXT has been a standing item on…

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Reagan going to court over sign rule secrecy

Billy Reagan, the owner of Reagan Signs, the best-known billboard company in the city of Austin, is looking forward to going to court later this month to try to find out why the city won’t let him see communications between…

Friday, August 10, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Council votes unanimously to scrap CodeNEXT

City Council voted unanimously today to scrap CodeNEXT, the controversial overhaul of the city’s Land Development Code.In a resolution, Council said “due to a combination of significant disruptions to the process, CodeNEXT is no longer a suitable mechanism to achieve…

Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

‘Something has gone horribly wrong’: Adler calls for a reset on CodeNEXT process

Mayor Steve Adler wants the city to scrap CodeNEXT and start over.In a post to the City Council Message Board Wednesday, Adler asked that the city manager come up with a new process for updating the city’s 34-year-old Land Development…

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Creative groups highlight CodeNEXT’s impacts on arts, music spaces

A collection of arts and music organizations throughout Austin hope to do the next-to-impossible: bring a level of clarity and understanding to the city’s massive CodeNEXT document by focusing on the sections impacting the increasingly endangered creative community.In a treatise…

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Ryan Young

For CodeNEXT, signs of changes to come

CodeNEXT, Austin’s attempt to reform and simplify its Land Development Code, has been a lightning rod for controversy. Activists see the code, which controls everything from how high buildings can be built, how far back their foundations must be from…

Monday, July 23, 2018 by Jo Clifton

CodeNEXT testing: What to look for

Depending on who you ask, the testing of CodeNEXT, the rewrite of the city’s Land Development Code, is either an important exercise in moving the city toward more efficient construction or just an obscure game being played at City Hall.Members…

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by Jack Craver

So, what happens to CodeNEXT now?

Last month, a majority of City Council members, including Mayor Steve Adler, said they did not believe that a ballot initiative proposed by anti-CodeNEXT activists could be put before voters this November.While the initiative had received more than enough signatures…

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by KUT News

Court orders Council to put CodeNEXT petition on the ballot

A district judge has ordered City Council to put a petition on the November ballot that, if passed, would require Land Development Code rewrites, such as CodeNEXT, to be approved by voters.The judge ruled that Council has a duty to put…

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Jack Craver

Some areas of the city care a lot more about CodeNEXT

What do Austinites think about CodeNEXT? It’s hard to say.A poll conducted by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, which supports CodeNEXT, found 45 percent in favor, 36 percent opposed and 19 percent unsure.When City Council recently held two public hearings…

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