The City of Austin and EcoNW, the consulting firm tasked with conducting density bonus analysis as part of the CodeNEXT process, conducted two stakeholder meetings on December 6 and 7, 2016 to provide information about the CodeNEXT process for analyzing potential density bonuses aimed at producing affordable housing. At the meetings, stakeholders learned about the role the density bonus analysis will play in the overall CodeNEXT process and about how the analysis will be conducted. EcoNW has been collecting data on various inputs for their density bonus model and solicited feedback from stakeholders on variables like vacancies, rents, sales prices of homes, and parking ratios. The information packet provided to stakeholders who attended the meeting is available here: memo and maps.
A meeting summary recapping the topics discussed at both meetings is available here. The presentation shown by consultants, including a tentative timeline for the remainder of the CodeNEXT process, can be downloaded here.
Next steps in the density bonus analysis include assessing and triangulating the data for the model and conducting the analysis. The analysis will yield density bonus recommendations and geographic areas where they should be implemented. These recommendations will be folded into the CodeNEXT draft code.
If you would like to be added to the stakeholder mailing list to receive additional updates about the progress of the analysis or upcoming meetings, please email Lauren Avioli, Neighborhood Housing and Community Development.
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701