February 4, 2020

Land Development Code Update – February 2020

The Austin City Council released the second draft of its Land Development Code on January 31st, the latest step in the City’s effort to update the code.

The code and map released today reflects changes requested through Council direction from December, with a focus on equity and an equitable distribution of housing, the environment, mobility, and housing and affordability,” said Project Co-lead Annick Beaudet. 

This latest iteration of the city’s land code rewrite addresses new policy direction after the code was approved on first reading in December. In the first of three readings to finalize a new code, Council members approved roughly 90 amendments, asking city staff to scale back the ability to build more in gentrifying parts of town, address transition zones and depth, and ensure that activity centers and other areas of activity are properly zoned, among other things.

On Tuesday, February 11, the Council will kick off its second reading hearings. Those hearings are expected to run through February 13.

Read the summary of the changes in the Supplemental Staff Report #3, the draft code, and the proposed zoning maps at here