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CodeNext Information

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

CodeNEXT-Links and info 09/27/2017

Follow these steps-hope it helps! https://codenext.engagingplans.org/codenext-comparison-map

In “Select location” enter your address or just  enlarge and point at a block,  click on “0n Proposed Zoning”, here is your Zoning               Scroll to the bottom >”To learn more about what is allowed under the proposed zoning categories, you can:”                                                  and click “See the proposed zoning code language

Choose “Section D”  and scroll down for your Zone information.

Permitted/conditional/minor use permits for R3C are in 23-4D-2030. You need to scroll through it to get all the uses. Parking is in 23-4D-2040. Both are found in Section D and you get to them prior to the individual zones. Once again, just click on it and it goes right to that subject matter.

From Kevin

  Hi neighbors. As you’ve probably read, version 2 of the city Land Development Code proposed rewrite is out, and being avidly–if slowly–unpacked.                                                                                                                    Version 2.0 will be the topic of several upcoming open house meetings. Some include:                                                                                                    9/20, 3-4:30pm, Austin City Hall                                                                               10/16, 6-8pm, Austin High School                                                                       The list of all open house meetings is here:                       https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Planning/CodeNEXT/All_Draft_2_Open_Houses.pdf 

                                                                                                                                        And here:                                                                                                                     https://codenext.engagingplans.org

                                                                                                                                           This page has resources specific to draft version 2.0                                        https://www.austintexas.gov/codenext/draft2#overlaycontext

                                                                                                                                    Home for the whole project is here:                              https://www.austintexas.gov/codenext

                                                                                                                                 Current information from neighborhood sources:

http://www.communitynotcommodity.com
http://www.communitynotcommodity.com/codenext-information/

 More information from our neighbors at Zilker Neighborhood:
http://zilkerneighborhood.org/codenext.php
http://zilkerneighborhood.org/z-news-2/

 

 

 

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.

http://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2016/01/planning-commission-oks-porch-change/

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?