Weighing in at more than 1,100 pages Austin’s new draft Land Development Code can be intimidating. The good news is that we have a lot of time for public review, and this is an iterative, publicly-driven process. The initial round of comments is due in June, and we don’t anticipate the final code going to City Council until the end of the year. There are lots of opportunities and mechanisms for input.
In addition, it’s important to remember that we have a host of experts out there to help us process the information, answer our questions, and synthesize our feedback. The CodeNEXT team includes staff from multiple city departments, nationally-recognized consultants, and the Code Advisory Group, which is comprised of citizens appointed by the Mayor, City Council, and city council committees.
To get started, here are some basic materials:
- Here is a link to education materials that help explain the new Draft Code.
- Here is a video of a presentation as well as the presentation made to City Council explaining the draft code.
- Here is a link to the online CodeNEXT survey – through the collaborative and comprehensive process of CodeNEXT, problems in the existing Land Development Code (LDC) were identified and solutions were developed to align the LDC with the values and vision of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. In the ongoing effort to solicit public input in the CodeNEXT process, this survey will ask you how well these solutions address the issues identified as problematic in Austin’s LDC.
March 4, 2017
Lyndon B. Johnson Early College High School (7309 Lazy Creek Dr.)
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
March 25, 2017
Austin High School (1715 Cesar Chavez St.)
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
April 1, 2017 TBD
The events are spread throughout the City of Austin over the next six weeks in order to maximize public participation. Feel free to attend any event – at the location of your choice – depending on your schedule.