Suggested approach to Small Area Planning and Code Next

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Suggested approach to Small Area Planning and Code Next

Postby Ann Kitchen » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:59 am


CodeNext alignment with Imagine Austin for all of Austin is one of the goals of CodeNext, both now and in the future. So that all parts of Austin have the opportunity for more transportation options (e.g. less congested roads, transit options etc) walkable neighborhoods, housing choices, jobs closer to home, etc.

The following is my attempt to suggest an approach for describing in CodeNext and moving forward with the Small Area Plan process that has been discussed as one of the ways to achieve the Imagine Austin goals.

This needs more conversation (and other Council Members and stakeholders have expressed similar ideas), but I am suggesting the following as a starting point for discussion:

- Establish geographic area along corridors throughout the city that will be considered as appropriate and as priorities for small area plans (Small Area Planning Zones) and reflect these Small Area Planning Zones in Draft 2 of the proposed CodeNext zoning map

- Corridors are defined as the list identified for construction or planning funding in the 2016 Mobility Bond and additional corridors, if any, identified in CapMetro's Project Connect high capacity transit system once adopted and in the ATD ASMP, once adopted.

- Develop and define criteria (and include in the draft CodeNext) when the small area planning process is employed for a Small Area Planning Zone to include: alignment with transportation and affordable housing investments; and applications for significant development in the Zone as evidenced by specified development processes


Ann Kitchen
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