Envision Tomorrow is a scenario planning tool used by Fregonese Associates and other urban planning practitioners around the United States and abroad. In the CodeNEXT process, it was used to model and evaluate the potential development patterns of Austin as proposed under the CodeNEXT draft code, and to compare these to the potential development patterns under the current Land Development Code.
This spreadsheet contains detailed breakdowns of Fregonese Associates’ Envision Tomorrow housing capacity estimates. The numbers are provided by zone and unit type for the Current Land Development Code, CodeNEXT Draft 1, and CodeNEXT Draft 2. These breakdowns include the total number of new housing units estimated; the number of redeveloped housing units estimated; and the net new number of housing units estimated (total minus redeveloped). Draft 2 capacity estimates also are provided for each Austin City Council District.
Scenario Model Spreadsheets
Several Envision Tomorrow tools and indicators were not calibrated for use in the CodeNEXT housing capacity analysis. Therefore, these tools were removed from the scenario spreadsheets provided below to avoid confusion or misunderstanding surrounding incorrectly displayed or blank sections of the spreadsheet. The following items were removed.
Blank or unused tabs:
- Proximity (blank)
- SCENARIO 2-5 (blank)
- BUILDINGS 2-5 (blank)
- Energy and Carbon (not calibrated)
- Metro CDD HDD (not calibrated)
- HH Travel Model (not calibrated)
- Travel App Link (not calibrated)
- FIT Link (not calibrated)
Indicators that were removed from Summary tabs because they were not calibrated for this analysis:
- Impervious Cover
- Property Tax Revenue
- Sales Tax Revenue
- Energy Use
- Carbon Emissions
- Landscaping Water Use
- Internal Water Consumption
- Waste Water
- Solid Waste
This is the Envision Tomorrow scenario-model spreadsheet for the existing zoning code housing capacity estimates. This spreadsheet contains the data used to produce the current Land Development Code figures presented to a joint meeting of the Planning Commission and the Zoning and Platting Commission on Sept. 19, 2017, and to City Council on Sept. 20, 2017.
This is the Envision Tomorrow scenario model spreadsheet for the CodeNEXT Draft 2 zoning framework housing-capacity estimates. Draft 2 was released on Sept.15, 2017. This spreadsheet contains the data used to produce the Draft 2 figures presented to a joint meeting of the Planning Commission and the Zoning and Platting Commission on Sept. 19, 2017, and to City Council on Sept. 20, 2017.
The link above is to a shapefile of the layers, which will require GIS software (like ArcGIS) to open. This ESRI ArcGIS layer represents the vacant and redevelopable parcels where housing capacity has been estimated in the Envision Tomorrow housing capacity analysis conducted for CodeNEXT Draft 2 (released on September 15, 2017). These layers provide the GIS data and symbology to match the maps presented at the joint meeting of the Planning Commission and the Zoning and Platting Commission on Sept. 19, 2017, and at City Council on Sept. 20, 2017.
For previous Envision Tomorrow data used to evaluate Draft 1, click here.