CodeNEXT is CodeNOW: How will our neighborhood be affected by new zoning?

CodeNEXT is the City of Austin initiative to revise the Land Development Code, which determines how land can be used throughout the city – including what can be built, where it can be built, and how much can (and cannot) be built. The process of revising/replacing the code has been ongoing for several years. The draft of the new code was released in February, and the maps showing proposed new zoning for the entire city were released in April. All online information relating to the new code and new zoning maps can be found here:

You can compare existing and proposed zoning districts side-by-side here:
Put in your address and you can see old and new zoning.

There is also a zoning map guide which is a helpful tool in understanding what the new proposed zoning districts mean and how the proposed zoning categories compare to the current zoning:

These are the first code maps, but not the last and it will be evolving based on the community’s comments. It is important that you participate in the future of Austin’s land development code. There are a number of ways you can send your opinions to the staff, one of which is online here:

For comparison, you can view our old/current code here:

Meetings are being held in each district during April, May, and June. At these meetings, you will hear an overview of the whole process and particulars for each district. There are big maps and staff to answer your questions. Mark your calendars for one of the following CodeNEXT district meetings:

District Ten
April 29, 2017 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Anderson High School (8403 Mesa Dr.)
District One
May 13, 2017 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
LBJ Early College High School (7309 Lazy Creek Drive)
District Five
May 15, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
District Eight
May 16, 2017 – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Austin Community College, Pinnacle Campus (7748 US-290)
District Four
May 17, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
District Seven
May 20, 2017 – noon to 2 p.m.
District Two
May 23, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Mendez Middle School (5106 Village Square Drive)
District Nine
June 3, 2017 – 10 a.m. to noon
Austin City Hall (301 West 2nd Street)

Note: District 3 and 6 meetings have already been held.

For updates on these meetings, please check here:

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