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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:

  1. Here is a link to education materials that help explain the new Draft Code.
  2. Here is a video of a presentation as well as the presentation made to City Council explaining the draft code.
  3. 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.

In addition, there are a number of public engagement events that will be helpful to

Feb. 25, 2017
Lanier High School (1201 Payton Gin Rd.)
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

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  • Hazel Gully

    says on:
    February 18, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Will there be any roll-out meetings in West or South West Austin?

    Much of the undeveloped land around Lakeway is in the Austin ETJ.

    Thanks.

    • Norris Deajon

      says on:
      February 19, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Hello Hazel,
      Thank you for your interest in CodeNEXT. The CodeNEXT team is in the process of scheduling open houses throughout the city. Keep in mind that there will be additional public meetings scheduled after the draft maps are released on April 18th. You can keep informed on public outreach by signing up online at https://austintexas.gov/codenext

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