These are recordings of City Council and Boards & Commissions discussions related to the Land Development Code Revision. For a list of all past events related to the Land Development Code Revision, visit the Past Events page.
• Oct. 22, 2019, Planning Commission Meeting
Discussion regarding matters related to the revision of the City of Austin Land Development Code including but not limited to staff updates, presentations and scheduling.
• Oct. 8, 2019, City Council Special Called Meeting(Joint Housing and Planning Committee Meeting)
Staff discusses Timeline; Housing Capacity; Affordable Unit Capacity; Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) Development; City Council District Capacity; Housing Capacity Report Card;and Next Steps | Presentation
On Friday, Oct. 19, 2019, the City staff held Public Testing session of the proposed Land Development Code. The event was an interactive exercise designed to explore how well the Land Development Code Revision Draft performs compared to our current code based on Council direction.
Public Testing allowed Austinites to better understand the proposed code, examine how the draft Code may affect design in a practical setting, and ultimately how well it will perform to meet Council directives. The information gathered from the excercised is be included in the Supplemental Staff Report for Planning Commission and Council review as they deliberate on the Code.
Below are links to the original site renderings and testing results as marked up by City staff and the public.
In May of 2019, Austin City Council adopted policy direction related to the Land Development Code Revision that included meeting a goal of providing enough housing capacity for three times the housing goal set forth in the Austin Strategic Housing Blueprint. Housing capacity of the current Land Development Code and the Land Development Code Revision were performed using an open-access scenario planning tool called Envision Tomorrow. The contents of this page are intended to provide documentation of the Envision Tomorrow modeling approach and assumptions used in the Housing Capacity Analysis of the City of Austin’s Land Development Code Revision (LDC).
The Envision Tomorrow modeling documentation includes three components described below:
Component 1: Documentation Memorandum
The Documentation Memorandum provides a detailed overview of the Housing Capacity Analysis and all assumptions associated with the Envision Tomorrow model. It can be downloaded here.
Component 2: Envision Tomorrow Building Prototype Libraries
The Documentation Memorandum refers to two libraries of Envision Tomorrow Building Prototypes used in the Housing Capacity Analysis. These libraries can be downloaded here. Note: in order to view these files, you must have Microsoft Excel 2007 or later installed.
Component 3: Summary Statistics
Summary statistics provide housing capacity estimates at a range of geographic scales. These include housing capacity by zone and council district, and housing capacity by census block group. Please note that a GIS software such as ArcGIS or QGIS is required to map the included census block group shapefiles. Summary statistics can be downloaded by clicking here.