During a recent CodeNEXT event, Austinites were able to learn about the next step in the code revision process: a decision about what overall approach the City should take in rewriting the code.
“From Here to There: Setting a Path for Austin’s Code” highlighted the three key elements that make up a code approach: code format and organization, development review and development standards. These concepts frame the recently released Code Approach Alternatives & Annotated Outlines document.
The meeting allowed attendees to gain a deeper understanding of the three possible approaches that may guide the revision of the city’s land development code (LDC).
Approach 1: Brisk Sweep
Provides clean-up of the existing LDC with targeted refinements, but does not make any major structural or organizational changes.
Approach 2: Deep Clean and Reset (Recommended Approach)
Substantially improves the appearance, usability and consistency of the Code through a significant reworking of its content and structure. Provides a balanced mix of by-right review, customized zoning, and discretionary review where appropriate.
Approach 3: Complete Makeover
Most extensive modifications to the LDC. Improves the appearance, usability, and consistency of the existing LDC by significantly reworking its content and structure.
Click here to read more about each approach. NOTE: The report is available at all City of Austin branch libraries.
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