Here's What You Need to Know about CodeNEXT and New Zoning on Council Districts
New zoning maps that were released last April 18 show how the city of Austin’s land development code rewrite will affect area neighborhoods.
The purpose of CodeNEXT is to rewrite "the process aimed at providing framework for future development". It will also serve as the basis to help achieve goals set out in Imagine Austin, the city's comprehensive plan.
CodeNEXT draft maps indicate where new housing density can be developed to coincide with the city's major corridors. While there have been doubts about the amount of density these corridors could absorb to reach the goal of 135,000 new housing units by 2025, the Austin Strategic Housing Blueprint is insistent with its growth plan for Austin.
Mandy De Mayo, a member of the CodeNEXT advisory committee and executive director of advocacy group HousingWorks Austin, says that “we will have failed if the maps come out and they show 20,000 new units. Well, that’s not going to work. Our housing plan is calling for 135,000 new units in 10 years.” The organizations she represents want to learn about future plans for housing, and how these plan will be feasible and work toward the cities advantage in the coming years. Thus, preliminary meetings or deliberations have been set according to district to gather insight on this important concern.
If you want to stay updated with the deliberation on CodeNEXT by the city council, you might want to take note of the following deliberation schedules as announced in Community Impact: