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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, where, and how much can be built. This project has two facets: an update of the text of the code and a corresponding update to the zoning map, which shows where the new zones were applied.

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Overview materials are being translated into Spanish, and Spanish-language interpreters are in attendance at major public meetings. In addition, we are setting up an innovative outreach program to build ongoing participation and leadership activities in traditionally under-represented communities. We are also contacting organizations not currently involved in City planning efforts, as well as key community leaders to get involved in the process in meaningful ways.

An electronic version of Austin’s current Land Development Code can be found on the Planning and Development Review Department’s website.

Land Development Code: Missing Middle

Transect zones require that all residential units "shall have pedestrian access from the front street, or for corner lots, from the front street or side street." For lots with alley access, only parking is required to be accessed via the alley.