Revise Austin’s Development Regulations and Processes to Promote a Compact and Connected City
Imagine Austin directs us 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 City’s Land Development Code needs to be changed to help us create the kinds of places we want, and to address critical issues such as diminishing natural resources, household affordability, and access to healthy lifestyles – to name a few. This priority program aims to revise Austin's development regulations and processes to promote a compact and connected city as well as to better align with Imagine Austin.
On August 9, 2018, the Austin City Council directed the City Manager to develop and propose a new process leading to a Land Development Code that achieves goals set out in the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, thus ending the process formerly known as CodeNEXT. See the approved Council resolution for more details.