CodeNEXT what’s next

  • WANG has sent a letter to the City of Austin Planning Commission regarding the Proposed HOME Ordinance.  Click below to see the letter and information about the ordinance. WANG Letter to PC HOME 042224C  H.O.M.E. and Compatibilty Ordinances

  • What Passed? and What Is Coming?   Land Code Changes Passed in 2023 (“H.O.M.E” Phase 1) More Dwelling Units on Single-Family Lots Three dwelling units per lot are now authorized in single-family districts SF-1, SF-2, and SF-3. An 11,500 square foot lot zoned SF-2 or SF-3 can now have six units without a zoning change, […]

  • Reduction in Minimum Lot Sizes Having established the right to build three units per lot in Phase 1, the city council plans to reduce minimum lot sizes from 5,750 feet in SF-2 and SF-3 zones during Phase 2. It also plans to reduce the 10,000-square-foot-lot limit in SF-1 to a much smaller size (perhaps as […]

  • Happy New Year to our West Austin Neighborhood Group members and neighbors. Please join us for our first meeting of 2024, on Wednesday January 10, 6 PM at the Howson Public Library. 2023 presented many challenges for our growing neighborhood and City. We hope to continue working with City policy makers to encourage more COMMUNITY […]

  • On Dec. 7 th the Austin City Council passed the “HOME” Ordinance which will allow up to 3 buildings on every single-family zoned lot in Austin. WANG’s proposed amendments to “HOME,” to encourage smaller housing, less displacement, less demolition, less loss of tree cover, less stress on infrastructure, less environmental damage, by limiting the size […]

  • Phase 2 of the “HOME” Ordinance will be considered this spring and proposes changing the minimum lot size of single-family zoned property from 5750 sf to 2500 sf, as well as removing limits on building impervious cover and height. WANG will continue to advocate for growth that aligns with our Neighborhood Plan and encourages more […]

  • Joe Reynolds, a long time Allandale resident has worked on local flooding issues over the years.  In 1981 he was on the Allandale Neighborhood Association Board and witnessed the destructive Shoal Creek flood.  He has professional experience in modeling large systems.  For his views on CodeNEXT’s impact on impervious cover see the following information. Article

  • At the  HPWBANA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 14 (6:30 @ Chez Zee, 5406 Balcones Drive), the topic will be “How CodeNEXT Will Impact Our Neighborhood,” featuring guest speakers Ed Wendler, Jr and Barbara McArthur.

  • As shown in the posted here, WANG has requested that the City Council dramatically slow the process for adopting CodeNext.  WANG is concerned that the proposed Code was first published very recently, has continued to be revised in the intervening weeks, and remains incomplete. While City staff and its consultants, Opticos, have had over four […]