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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.  | jerry.rusthoven@austintexas.gov
  3. 7:40 Update on the work of the SRCC ad-hoc CodeNEXT committee Presenter: Tom Fitzpatrick, Committee Chair  fitz@prismnet.com
  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 bc-nuria.zaragoza@austintexas.gov
  5. 8:00 Affordability and the new code Presenter: Mandy De Mayo, Executive Director, HousingWorks Austin    mandy@housingworksaustin.org
  6. 8:10 Historic Preservation and the new code Presenter: Kate Singleton, Executive Director, Preservation Austin director@preservationaustin.org
  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

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Special Events RPP Proposal Info-2017-05-12.

BCNA Special Event Parking Proposal 2017-05-12

Affected Neighborhoods Plan

While still in its formative stage, this program is intended to replace the existing barricade system. The objective of Special Event RPP, like the barricades, is to prevent over parking in the neighborhood during special events. It has the additional benefit of keeping Dawson and Bouldin open to all traffic and will be extended to Mary Street which helps address the over parking that was occurring South of the barricades on Gibson Street.

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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?