Code Next – Draft 2 – Austin Development Plan

CODE NEXT — how will Austin’s new land development code affect our neighborhood community?  This is not just for Neighbors in the City of Austin – it is important information for all of us to learn about how the city plans to grow our area.

Draft 2 is currently under review.  The new code provides for much denser development, both commercial and residential (with an emphasis on duplex-triplex-fourplex neighborhoods) and closer placing of commercial to residential than currently designed.

The new code addresses five challenges:  Community – Environment – Housing – Mobility – Permitting.  Upcoming Code Next presentations will focus on each of these themes.  Visit the Code Next website, scroll down to Want to learn more about the new code? and click on the link for What kind of city do we want Austin to be? to download the pdf.

The draft Map is online, along with current zoning map for comparing the proposed changes. Residents will be able to see the new zoning categories:  each property in the City of Austin will be re-zoned, including the residential properties.  The city is holding a series of meetings to roll-out the map to residents.

To read more about the Code Next project, upcoming presentations scheduled, view the various brochures – graphic designs – details of each zoning designation and the Categories the city is using to define areas and development, and the online survey, visit