CodeNext, Austin’s wholesale reform of zoning laws, enters its second year with competing input on what development rules should change, and even how the rewrite process itself should happen.
As expected, the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) is proposing a
“clean slate” approach that overturns almost all existing rules, with the intent
of making development in Austin much easier. Opposing RECA is the Austin
Neighborhoods Council (ANC), which has urged that the process slow down, and that important decisions be made by the new 10-1 City Council starting in
In between are various groups and agendas: advocates for family-friendly housing, affordability, environment, and public space.