Mayor Steve Adler and Interim City Manager Elaine Hart announced Tuesday, Apr. 18, the release of a draft zoning map that corresponds with new regulations proposed in the CodeNEXT draft land development code, which was released on Jan. 30.
CodeNEXT aligns the land development code with Imagine Austin, the city’s vision for the future of Austin.
To view and comment on the draft zoning map, visit codenext.engagingplans.org.
The release of the map will lead to several months of community engagement, including online comment tools, Council district-based meetings, and office hours, which will allow members of the public to ask questions in a more intimate setting.
“The CodeNEXT process will help us manage our explosive growth while preserving what makes Austin special,” said Mayor Steve Adler. “We have to act and need to begin now — and this map is where we start.”
Interim City Manager Hart said input from Austinites is an essential part of the process. “We want to get this right, and that requires participation from the entire community.” She added that “it’s no small task to tackle this kind of a challenge, but I think everyone agrees that it’s long overdue for Austin.”
The public release of the draft zoning map will take place tomorrow, Apr. 19, from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Austin City Hall as part of the Land Development Code Advisory Group (CAG) meeting.
A final version of the code and map is expected to go to City Council for adoption in 2018.
For more information about CodeNEXT, including outreach efforts, upcoming meetings, and additional details about the land development code, visit austintexas.gov/codenext.