CodeNext 3 (the third draft version of the LDC rewrite, now superceded)
The documents on this page relate to the now superceded original draft of the Land Development Code rewrite released on February 12, 2018 and revised on April 20, 2018. To see the current draft of the new Land Development Code or other superceded drafts, click here.
Petition to Vote on CodeNext
An initiative petition to adopt an ordinance requiring the revised land development code (CodeNext) to be put to a vote by City of Austin citizens was submitted to City Council for placement on the ballot of the next municipal election. The City declined to place the measure on the next municipal election ballot and was subsequently sued. The suit asked a Travis County court to order the City Council to place the petition on November’s election ballot. The court ruled in favor of the petitioners on July 16, 2018. The ordinance failed to pass in the municipal election.
ZNA Analysis of CodeNext 3
The ZNA Zoning Committee has been analyzing the most recent version of the proposed code released on February 12, 2018 and the associated mapping. We have not yet analyzed the April 20, 2018 Addendum. We have have created a page with the list of concerns we have:
Additionally, the Zoning Committee has developed a proposed alternative to Codenext for replacing the current single-family (SF) residential categories. It is posted below in order to receive input from the neighborhood. Please email comments on the proposal to the ZNA.
- Proposed Replacement for Residential District Zoning (PDF) New 06 Apr 2018
The following two maps prepared by ZNA show the the proposed CodeNext3 zoning and the current zoning in the Zilker neighborhood.
- Map of Proposed Zilker Zoning under CodeNext3 (1.5 MB layered PDF) Updated 02 May 2018 (includes 20 Apr 2018 mapping changes)
- Map of Current Zilker Zoning under Existing City Code (1.2 MB layered PDF)
The following charts, maps, and documents prepared by ZNA summarize information from the proposed draft of CodeNext 3.
- Chart of Proposed Allowable Uses by Zone under CodeNext3 (Zilker only) (PDF) Updated 01 May 2018 (includes Addendum changes)
- Chart of Proposed Allowable Uses by Zone under CodeNext3 (citywide) (PDF) Updated 01 May 2018 (includes Addendum changes)
- Chart of Proposed Allowable Uses by Zone under CodeNext3 (citywide) (Excel) Updated 01 May 2018 (includes Addendum changes)
- Table Comparing Parking Requirements (CodeNext3 vs. Current Code) (PDF) New 25 Feb 2018
- Map Comparing Allowable Building Heights (CodeNext3 vs. Current Code) (1.1 MB PDF) Updated 02 May 2018 (includes 20 Apr 2018 mapping changes)
- Map Comparing of Allowable Areas of Bars/Alcohol Sales (CodeNext3 vs. Current Code) (1.4 MB PDF) Updated 02 May 2018 (includes 20 Apr 2018 mapping changes)
- City's CodeNext3 Map Response to ZNA's CodeNext2 Map Recommendations (PDF) New 28 Feb 2018
The PDFs in the following table provide the code requirements by category and for specific zones relevant to the Zilker Neighborhood and are extracted from the complete CodeNext3 12 Feb 2018 draft and have been modified to include the City's 20 Apr 2018 Addendum changes. They are provided here for quick reference without navigating the larger original document and cross-referencing the addendum. R2C is the zone replacing SF-3, the predominant residential zone in the Zilker Neighborhood.Modified 01 May 2018 to include Addendum changes
|Res. House-scale||Res. Multi-unit||Mixed Use||Main Street||Other|
The following PDFs are sections extracted from the complete original Codenext3 draft provided farther below. They are provided here for quick reference without navigating the larger document. The following documents do not yet contain the changes made by the City's 20 Apr 2018 Addendum.
- 23-2G-1020 (Nonconforming Status)
- 23-2G-1070 (Alteration of Nonconforming Structures)
- 23-6A-2010 (Site Plan Exemptions)
- 23-13A-1 (Definition of Terms and Measurements)
- 23-13A-2 (Definition of Land Uses)
City of Austin Planning and Zoning Department - Documents and Links
The following documents are updates released by the City on 20 Apr 2018 and provide minor corrections, major corrections, and additions to the original CodeNext 3 draft released on 12 Feb 2018. According to the City, the Errata includes minor edits that do not alter content. The Errata does not incorporate Addendum updates, and it includes every page of the CodeNext 3 draft. The Addendum includes content that was updated after evaluating feedback received through a variety of mechanisms, including online comment tools. Each page of the Addendum has the original CodeNext 3 text with associated addendum changes. The addendum does not include every page of the original draft; it only shows the pages with content changes. Good luck in evalutating it!
- Errata to CodeNext 3 draft (34.7 MB PDF)
- Addendum to CodeNext 3 draft (12.5 MB PDF)
- User Guide to the Addendum and Errata (PDF)
- Addendum Highlights (PDF)
- Updated Map Atlas Released with Addendum (citywide) (47.8 MB PDF)
- Updated Map Atlas Released with Addendum (Zilker only) (5.2 MB PDF) Extracted from the citywide map atlas above
The following documents are the original CodeNext 3 draft documents released on 12 Feb 2018 by the City of Austin:
- Complete Original CodeNext 3 Draft Code Language (26.6 MB PDF)
- Comparison of Current Zones to CodeNext 3 Zones (0.5 MB PDF)
The following links will take you to the City of Austin website for providing comments:
- Provide comments to the City concerning the code language (link)
- Provide comments to the City concerning the mapping (link)
The following are additional City documents and links:
- City of Austin's main CodeNext page (link)
- City of Austin's CodeNext 3 draft page (link)
- Current Zoning Use Summary Table (from existing City of Austin Land Develpment Code) (PDF)
Other Groups - Documents and Links
The following provide additional information regarding Codenext:
- CodeNext Resources at the "Community, Not Commodity" website (link) - this includes basic introductory information and explanations of CodeNext
- Neighborhood Information at the "Community, Not Commodity" website (link) - this includes comments from other neighborhood associations and steps to evaluate your property