Tag Archives: Development

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/

 

 

 

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.

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)
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 http://www.communitynotcommodity.com/

A temporary plaza in the South Central Waterfront Area

 posted 05-03/2017
Neighbors,
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
  1. 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 )

http://austin.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/agdocs.aspx?doctype=agenda&itemid=70739

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?