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Friends,

Last week, our city planning staff rolled out a new draft zoning map as part of the ongoing CodeNEXT effort to overhaul the regulations on how people can develop and re-develop property in Austin.

As with any large initiative, the proposed Land Development Code and zoning map offer many opportunities -- and many areas of debate and discussion. I encourage all of our District 7 residents to come to the table and be part of that discussion, because the choices we make with CodeNEXT will affect how we grow as a city.

My staff is currently in the process of digging into the CodeNEXT details and we welcome any and all comments, questions, and concerns that can help guide our review. You can reach my office at District7@AustinTexas.gov

Additionally, I encourage our residents to engage with our city planning staff, who will be holding public meetings and office hours and taking feedback on CodeNEXT online. This newsletter contains important information on each of these opportunities.

Finally, my office is also organizing a number of District 7 "Community Conversation" meetings to help our residents dig into details on CodeNEXT and take feedback that will help inform our CodeNEXT research and review. These meetings are scheduled for the next several weeks and are organized according to which areas with similar zoning characteristics. Check below for more information -- and then mark your calendar!

The CodeNEXT proposal is one of the biggest initiatives my colleagues and I have dealt with -- and we will need your involvement and engagement going forward.


Best,

Leslie Pool
Council Member, District 7

 

In This Newsletter

Contents
Your CodeNEXT Resources


CodeNEXT Recap

January 2017: City Staff Release Draft Code
In January, City of Austin planning staff released the first public draft of a proposed new Land Development Code.
 
The release of the draft code is a key step in a broader process, known as CodeNEXT, through which city staff have sought to overhaul regulations governing how private property is used and developed in Austin.

Click here to read more.

April 2017: City Planning Staff Release CodeNEXT Map
Last week, city planning staff rolled out the last-remaining piece of their proposal to overhaul Austin's rules on how people can develop and re-develop property in the city: a new zoning map.
 
City planners, along with urban planning consultant Opticos Design, have been working on re-writing the city's land use regulations for several years, with the aim of updating and improving Austin's rules and processes.
 
Click here to read more.

Upcoming CodeNEXT Events

Join your neighbors. Engage on CodeNEXT.


May 2nd, 9th, & 16th

D7 Community Conversations


Your District 7 staff will be hosting a number of meetings to discuss CodeNEXT and take your feedback.

District 7 staff have organized three meetings based on how city planning staff proposes zoning your neighborhood. Click here for more information on the meetings and to find out which meeting is most relevant to your neighborhood.


Monday, May 8th
CodeTALK: Affordability


City planning staff will be hosting a meeting to discuss the parts of the proposed code that affect affordability in Austin.

Monday, May 8
6 pm to 8 pm
Town Lake Center
721 Barton Springs

Click here for more information.


Saturday, May 20th

District 7 Open House


City planning staff will be out in District 7 to talk about the proposed zoning map and solicit community feedback.


Saturday, May 20
12 pm to 2 pm
District 7
Location TBA


Click here for more information.


Wednesday, May 31st.

CodeTALK: Mobility


City planning staff will be hosting a meeting to discuss the parts of the proposed code that affect mobility in Austin.


Wednesday, May 31
6 pm to 8 pm
Austin City Hall
301 W. 2nd St.


Click here for more information.


Wednesday, June 7
CodeTALK: Permitting & Process


City planning staff will be hosting a meeting to discuss the parts of the proposed code that affect permitting and process.


Wednesday, June 7
6 pm to 8 pm
Austin City Hall
301 W. 2nd St.


Click here for more information.


Ongoing
CodeNEXT Office Hours


City staff will be holding office hours throughout the city for any residents who want to speak directly with them about the proposed CodeNEXT zoning map.


Call (512) 974-3583 or visit tiny.cc/codenextofficehours to schedule time to meet with staff during office hours.

Your CodeNEXT Resources



CodeNEXT Website

Check out the CodeNEXT website for many different resources, reports, and other materials on the proposed code and map.


Click here to engage.


CodeNEXT Newsletter

This resources can help you stay in-the-loop on CodeNEXT. Sign up for regular updates and opportunities to participate.


Click here to engage.


Draft Code & Comment Tool

This resource allows you to read through the proposed CodeNEXT Land Development Code re-write and submit comments and feedback directly to staff.


Click here to engage.


Comparison Map & Comment Tool

This resource allows you to compare the current zoning map with the proposed CodeNEXT zoning map -- and submit your comments and feedback directly to staff.


Click here to engage.


Online Survey

Take this online survey and give city planning staff your feedback on various different aspects of CodeNEXT.


Click here to engage.


Austin Monitor CodeNEXT Timeline

This resource presents the Austin Monitor's news coverage of CodeNEXT in a timeline format.


Click here to engage.
Connect with District 7 Online!
 
Follow our staff on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for a behind-the-scenes look at our work. Visit our website and check out many of the resources available for you and your community!
Copyright © 2017 Council Member Leslie Pool, District 7, All rights reserved.


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