CodeNEXT is the City of Austin initiative to rewrite our outdated and complicated Land Development Code. The Land Development Code sets requirements for what, where, and how much can be built in Austin.
This is just one of the many improvements: More Units By Right
Challenge:Housing supply has fallen well short of demand, due in part to cumbersome and unnecessary regulations. Much of the new housing that has been built caters only to specific market segments.
Solution:By allowing more units and incentivizing a range of unit sizes, the new code makes it easier to develop more housing to suit a range of space and economic needs while ensuring it is built in a context-sensitive manner to work within the character of the neighborhood.