CodeNEXT is the City of Austin initiative to rewrite the land development code and rezone most properties in the city, including all the properties in Allandale (See austintexas.gov/department/about-codenext). City Planners have completed the third draft of CodeNEXT and scheduled Public Hearings on the draft code.
The Allandale Neighborhood Association (ANA) Executive Committee has been tracking the drafting of the code over the last year and is very concerned that the latest version if approved will negatively transform Allandale and all the other single family neighborhoods in Austin. Your Commissioners and Council Members need to hear your concerns – so please plan on attending and speaking at one of the public hearings below. Please note that you must sign up to speak before the meeting starts!
There will likely be hundreds of developers who are looking to profit big-time from CodeNEXT and pro-density advocates criticizing single family neighborhoods and pushing policies that will result in more home demolitions, more development on smaller lots, reduced onsite parking, more impervious cover and flooding, much taller buildings right next to homes, fewer environmental protections, and less parkland per person. You can plan on higher property taxes, more traffic and cars parked on neighborhood streets, and more crowded schools in and around Allandale if CodeNEXT passes.
This is the biggest threat to Allandale and single family housing in the history of Austin. Neighborhood supporters need to show up in large numbers to make sure Commissioners feel compelled to recommend changes to the code that protect neighborhoods throughout Austin.
In the coming days, talking points and more details on pre-hearing planning will be coming out. Stay tuned! In the meantime, plan on attending one of these public hearings and get educated by checking out the website of Community Not Commodity, a group that the ANA is supporting to fight CodeNEXT: https://communitynotcommodity.com.
- 10:00 a.m.Saturday, April 28 at Dove Springs Recreation Center; 5801 Ainez Dr.
- 4:00 p.m.Tuesday, May 1 at Palmer Events Center; 900 Barton Springs Rd.
The rules for the public hearings are as follows:
- You may speak on only one of the commission hearing days
- Sign-ups for the hearings will begin 30 minutes before the meeting starts
- Speakers will be called in the order they have signed up
- No donation of time will be permitted
- All public hearings have free parking available.
- There are bike racks at all venues.
- The Dove Springs Recreation Center is served by CapMetro bus route 7.
- The Palmer Events Center is served by CapMetro bus routes 1, 5, 7, 20, 30, 110, 142, 801, 935, 985, and 987.
- Austin City Hall is served by CapMetro bus routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, 37, 801, 803, 980, 981, 982, 985, 987, and 990
More information can be found at https://www.austintexas.gov/page/codenext-postcard