Draft 2 of CodeNEXT is open for public comment until October 31st. This updated version of the City of Austin’s Land Development Code simplifies the many zone categories after feedback from Draft 1.
Other Updates include:
- more allowances for residential development
- removal of “transect” and “non-transect” corridors
- simplified site plan requirements to help move along permitting for projects that are smaller, such as 3-9 unit residential developments
Since the new code aims to increase the total number of housing units, residents are concerned about the influx of traffic in areas likely to be redeveloped into higher-occupancy units. The City hopes to add 135,000 new housing units by 2025 with 65,000 of those for families earning less than the median family income.
The Austin City Council kicked off their Open House series last Wednesday at City Hall. Representatives from CodeNEXT were on hand to answer questions.
November 2017 – Draft 3 (Final) to be released
January 2018 – Deadline for Zoning and Platting Commission to make their recommendation to City Council
April 2018 – City Council to approve final version
To review Draft 2 and make public comments, visit the City of Austin website.