We will try to keep CodeNEXT information here as it becomes available.
Current information from neighborhood sources:
More information from our neighbors at Zilker Neighborhood:
CodeNEXT Draft Comments to Date
Submitted by Susan Moffat, CAG Appointee May 2, 2017
Read more here:
Maps and Documents:
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.
POSSIBLE IMPACTS TO YOU:
Change in Property Values
Change in Neighborhood Character
Increased Density (and related issues
of: noise, traffic, street parking,
pedestrian safety, infrastructure costs)
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 http://www.communitynotcommodity.com/
Just wanted to alert y’all to this item up for City Council vote this Thursday. It’s a small part of the grand South Central Waterfront Redevelopment Initiative that’s been presented at BCNA meetings a couple of times over the past two years. This “plaza” closes off that dedicated right hand turn off Southbound South Congress Avenue onto Barton Springs Road. It’ll now require a sharper right onto Baron Springs Road at the Bat sculpture. (If the links work on the item pasted below, they’ll get you to ordinance language and a drawing specifically showing plaza area) This area had been similarly closed off during SXSW and City Traffic Dept. was reviewing for traffic impacts. They”ll do the same with this “pop-up plaza” for about 12 months before determining whether or not to make it permanent. Lee Austin is City Traffic Dept. reviewer who’ll be monitoring this effort.
Cory on Bouldin BCNA Prez
- Approve an ordinance relating to the creation of a temporary plaza in the South Central Waterfront Area; and waiving certain code requirements and associated fees.
( Notes: SPONSOR: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo CO 1: Council Member Delia Garza CO 2: Council Member Ellen Troxclair CO 3: Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria )
The following PDFs have been added to the Bouldincreek.org media library to facilitate discussion at Tuesday’s meeting related to the intention and benefits of adopting this tool.
Relevant Language from Section 25-2 of the City Code.
Garage Placement Explanatory Graphic
Map of Adopters
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?