October 4, 2019

Public Participation and What Happens After the Draft Code Is Released?


The City of Austin has released the first draft of the revised Land Development Code text and zoning map guided by Council’s May 2 policy direction. The draft Code and map are available for public review at austintexas.gov/ldc.

There are several opportunities around the City to learn more about how the revised land development code might impact everything from housing to transportation

Public Testing

An interactive exercise that encourages members of the public to test configurations of several zoning scenarios.

  • October 18 – 1 - 8 pm at City Hall -- Third Floor (301 W. 2nd St., TX 78701)

Open Houses

A walkable demonstration to educate and inform the public on transition areas and missing middle housing types, transportation and parking, environment and flooding, housing and affordability, and the process moving forward. The event is open to all and will include staff to answer questions.

  • October 19 – 10 am - 2 pm at Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center (808 Nile St., 78702)
  • October 23 – 6 pm - 9 pm at Austin Central Library (710 W Cesar Chavez St., 78701)

Council District Town Halls

Organized and hosted by your district City Council representative. 

Office Hours

The public can schedule one-on-one appointments with the staff to learn how the Code will affect their property or neighborhood. 

Share your Feedback

There are also several opportunities to share your thoughts about the revised Land Development Code draft with City leadership:

  • Planning Commission Public Hearing (scheduled for October 26)
  • Planning Commission vote and recommendations to Council (anticipated in November)
  • City Council Public Hearing (anticipated in November)
  • City Council consideration on first reading (anticipated in December)

Information on the Land Development Code Revision, including blog posts, FAQs, and events will be posted to the website almost daily.