May 10, 2019

City of Austin staff releases finalized direction memo for land development code rewrite

For the past two weeks, Austin City Council has deliberated on how to direct staff on key issues during the second attempt to rewrite the city’s land development code.  City staff has now aggregated the policy directions and issued an 18-page memo. 

Generally speaking, the direction calls for three times the city’s housing goals.  The council directed staff to place more missing middle zoning in the urban core and along the corridors, near job and transit centers.  The code aims to reduce red tape to allow for more housing to come online sooner.

The memo can be viewed in its entirety by clicking here:  

For more information, contact David Glenn, Director of Government Relations and Policy at