Category Archives: Neighborhood Development

CodeNext Information

We will try to keep CodeNEXT information here as it becomes  available. 

                                                                                                  CodeNext informational meeting presented by South River City Citizens (SRCC)  Monday, May 22 , 7:15 at Life in the City United Methodist Church,  205 E. Monroe.


  1.  7:15 Meeting procedures, etiquette. Gretchen Otto, SRCC President, Chair
  2. 7:25 Overview of CodeNEXT, definitions of terms  Presenter: Jerry Rusthoven, Assistant Director, City of Austin Planning &  Zoning Dept.  |
  3. 7:40 Update on the work of the SRCC ad-hoc CodeNEXT committee Presenter: Tom Fitzpatrick, Committee Chair
  4. 7:50 Perspective on the new code from Code Advisory Group (CAG) member and Planning Commissioner Nuria Zaragoza, D9 rep on the CAG and Planning Com
  5. 8:00 Affordability and the new code Presenter: Mandy De Mayo, Executive Director, HousingWorks Austin
  6. 8:10 Historic Preservation and the new code Presenter: Kate Singleton, Executive Director, Preservation Austin
  7. 8:20 Discussion, comments, Q&A
  8. 8:50 Next steps


Kudos and huge thanks to SRCC President Gretchen Otto for putting this  together.


CodeNEXT Draft Comments to Date

Submitted by Susan Moffat, CAG Appointee May 2, 2017

Read more here:


Maps and Documents:





BCNA CodeNext flier

City of Austin CodeNEXT Multi-Family,
High-Density Zoning Targets Bouldin

CodeNEXT flier is linked here with current mappings.
How this all plays out will  be decided with your help.
Hopefully this is just a first draft.

 Change in Property Values
 Change in Neighborhood Character
 Increased Density (and related issues
of: noise, traffic, street parking,
pedestrian safety, infrastructure costs)
link here:

Of importance:                                                                                                                  Attend CodeNEXT Zone Mapping Open House
City Council District 9 (CM Kathie Tovo)
When:  Saturday, June 3rd, 10:00 am – Noon
Where: Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St.

More info at

You can have your Porch, and setbacks too …

Will be interesting to see how this plays out in practice.

The idea is that a house on a corner lot can’t easily have a wrap-around porch because of lot-size limitations, so now the encroachment into the front setback (an encroachment which everyone who’s ever enjoyed a conversation on a shady porch with a neighbor can probably support) can wrap around to the side setback as well, encouraging a more “connected” style of home much like the traditional homes of yore.

Overall this seems like a good thing. But “what defines a porch?” will likely become the question. What do you think?

Results of Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Historic Resources Survey *updated*

Early last year, Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association voted to commission an evaluation of our neighborhood’s housing for historical significance and eligibility for designation as one or more local or National Register historic districts. The survey does not obligate residents or BCNA to apply for or become a historic district.

Preservation Central, Inc., an Austin-based historic preservation consulting firm conducted the study and presented to BCNA at our October General Association Meeting. A spreadsheet of the inventory in a PDF file is below, along with a PDF containing a discussion of the results.

Prospective Historic Districs in Bouldin Creek Neighborhood

Bouldin Inventory March 6, 2016

Bouldin Draft Map March 6, 2016

Bouldin Survey Report_151211