CodeNEXT is the City of Austin initiative to revise the Land Development Code, which determines how land can be used throughout the city - including what can be built, where it can be built, and how much can (and cannot) be built.
CodeNEXT is a priority program of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. The objective of CodeNEXT is to revise Austin's development regulations and processes to promote a compact, connected city and otherwise align withImagine Austin.
On January 30, 2017, the first draft of Austin's Land Development Code was publicly released. Following its release, an extensive public engagement period was launched in which all Austinites are encouraged to provide their feedback on the new code. Together, let's shape the Austin we imagine.
Watch this video if you are new to the CodeNEXT discussion and want to learn more about what CodeNEXT is.
Introduction to CodeNEXT (English)
Introducción a CodeNEXT (Español)
To learn more about the basics of the CodeNEXT project, visit the website.
CodeNEXT + Imagine Austin
CodeNEXT is the 8th Priority Program laid out in the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, adopted by City Council in 2012. The City's Land Development Code needed to be updated in order to be consistent with the vision and priorities set forth in Imagine Austin as well as to function as a tool for implementing and realizing the comprehensive plan's goals.
Imagine Austin's vision:
As it approaches its 200th anniversary, Austin is a beacon of sustainability, social equity, and economic opportunity; where diversity and creativity are celebrated; where community needs and values are recognized; where leadership comes from its citizens, and where the necessities of life are affordable and accessible to all.
Austin's greatest asset is its people: passionate about our city, committed to its improvement, and determined to see this vision become a reality.
Imagine Austin was made great by the valuable participation and contributions from thousands of Austinites who care about their community and the future of their city. CodeNEXT needs the same commitment and care from Austinites in order to ensure that the new code is successful. Get involved and provide your input on the new Code so that we can continue to shape the Austin we imagine.
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