Here is the information for our meeting on Tuesday, July 7 at 4:00pm at the One Texas Center in room 325.
I have attached meeting minutes from your last meeting for review, as well as the document of draft selection criteria that will be discussed at your next meeting.
In June, Matt Lewis introduced the core staff team from various departments. The list of their names can be found here:http://www.austintexas.gov/blog/meet-staff-team
For those of you that were not able to make the CodeNEXT Update event on June 23, you can find the video recording here:https://austintx.swagit.com/play/06262015-611
The most recent word that I have received from the clerk’s office regarding advisory group membership changes are: three out of five immediate appointments have been made and approved. The CAG will be a 16 member body until the end of September 2015; a quorum is 9 members.
In September 2015, membership appointments will be made to total 17. One appointee from each Council district, two from the Mayor, and five will be nominated by Council committees.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend,
Planning and Zoning Department
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Saturday, May 16th 1:00-3:00pm
Ridgetop Elementary Auditorium
5005 Caswell Ave
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Join us for a panel discussion and self-guided tour of "missing middle" housing types- such as duplexes, townhouses, or accessory dwelling units - in the North Loop neighborhood. Our panel members represent varied perspectives on the subject. After a Q & A session with them, participants can easily bike or walk to selected sites in the area. We welcome you to the conversation!
Jonathan Tomko Mandy De Mayo Elizabeth Mueller David Whitworth
City of Austin HousingWorks Austin University of Texas David Whitworth Develo
Feb. 23 Infrastructure/Capital Planning, CodeNEXT Workshops
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Working groups will meet from late January to March 2015. All of the meetings are open to the public, and opportunities for public comments will be provided. For a complete meeting schedule, click here.
Two additional stakeholder processes will be taking place during the coming months. They will cover Subdivision Ordinance and Green Infrastructure. The concurrent stakeholder processes will be led by city staff from the Planning and Development Review Department and Watershed Protection Department, respectively. Though these working groups will not be led by CodeNEXT Code Advisory Group members, involvement is encouraged for increased coordination and understanding of how different initiatives affect each other within the land development code. The conclusion of these stakeholder processes will be closely coordinated with the CodeNEXT Team in order to be reflected in the future public review draft.
Here is a list of this month’s remaining meetings:
Working Group: Infill, compatibility, and missing middle housing
Jan. 22, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (This meeting will take place at One Texas Center, Room 500.)
Working Group: Obstacles for small business
Jan. 26, 10 am – 12 pm (This meeting will take place at One Texas Center, Room 325.)
Concurrent Stakeholder Process Meetings:
Watershed Protection Ordinance (Phase 2) Working Group on Green Infrastructure
Jan. 30, 12:30 pm – 2 pm (This meeting will take place at One Texas Center, Room 325.)
more info: www.austintexas.gov/CodeNEXT
Edit: The meeting dates should be:
· Jan. 22 – (Thursday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 3:30pm – 5pm
· Mar. 9 - (Monday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 4pm - 5pm
I apologize for the error.
The individual working groups will begin meeting on January 20 according to the following tentative schedule. All meetings will be held in Room 325 at One Texas Center.
Code Issues for Affordabilty
· Jan. 20 – (Tuesday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 3:30pm - 5:30pm
· Feb. 2 – (Monday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 3:30pm-5pm
· Feb. 13 – (Friday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 3pm - 5pm
· Feb. 23 - (Monday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 3pm - 5pm
· Mar. 3 - (Tuesday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 3:30pm – 5pm
Infill, compatibility, and missing middle housing
· Jan. 21 – (Thursday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 3:30pm – 5pm
· Feb 6 – (Friday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 3pm – 5pm
· Feb. 17 - (Tuesday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 4pm - 5:30pm
· Feb. 26 – (Thursday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 3pm - 5pm
· Mar. 6 - (Friday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 3pm - 5pm
Obstacles for small business
· Jan. 26 – (Monday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 10am - 12pm
· Feb. 9 - (Monday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 3pm - 5pm
· Feb. 20 - (Friday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 3pm - 5pm
· Mar. 2 - (Monday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 3:30pm - 5pm
· Mar. 9 - (Tuesday) Meeting Rm. Reserved 4pm - 5pm
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Planning & Development Review Department
Community Character in a Box deadline set for Dec. 31
You can still participate in the Community Character in a Box exercise to help document the physical characteristics that make your neighborhood special. The final submission deadline is December 31. To learn more about this process, check out the list of “Frequently Asked Questions.” Submitted photos and marked-up maps can be viewed here.
For more information, please contact Paulina Urbanowicz at 512-974-5658, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public hearings, online forum offer chance to give feedback. Over the next few weeks, various meetings will take place to garner public comments on the suggested approaches to revising the land development code.
On Sept. 22, the Code Advisory Group (CAG) will hear a presentation on the Approach Alternatives, starting at 4 pm at the Ruiz Branch Library (1600 Grove Blvd.). The CAG will then hold an Oct. 6 special meeting to hear public comments. That meeting will take place 6 pm to 8 pm at the Milwood Branch Library (12500 Amherst Drive).
Public hearings on the approaches will also be conducted by the Planning Commission on Sept. 23 (6 pm, 505 Barton Springs Road - Room 325), and the City Council on Oct. 23. Once a decision on an approach is made by City Council, drafting of the new code can begin.
If you have an opinion about the direction of CodeNEXT, we invite you to learn and share on ourSpeakUp Austin online forum.
Imagine Austin Links: