January 22, 2018
Since the release of the first draft land development code in early 2017, experts at the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) have spent hundreds of hours examining the proposed changes line by line. Throughout the process, our experts have submitted hundreds of pages of feedback directly to the City and the consultants working on the project.
RECA’s Research and Education Committee has developed new maps that provide a visual, factual basis for our membership and the public to browse the on-the-ground changes that are being proposed under the most recent CodeNext draft maps. RECA’s maps incorporate GIS data that has been provided by the City as part of the CodeNext process. When the City releases updated CodeNext maps in the future, RECA will update these maps accordingly.
RECA’s first map, which can be found here: https://arcg.is/1y0Kyn, provides a visual look at the zoning categories proposed in the City’s most recent release of draft zoning maps. By default, every zoning category is on and shaded a different color when you first arrive at the map. You can easily select and deselect zoning categories by clicking on “Content” in the upper left-hand corner of the screen and selecting your desired zoning categories there.
The second map, which can be found here: https://arcg.is/5u0O4, provides a visual look at the proposed impervious cover and height changes under the City’s most recent release of draft zoning maps. Click on “Content” in the upper left-hand corner of the screen to change your views. For example, if you click on “Height (Negative Change)” only, you will specifically see the lots in Austin in which the draft maps would decrease height allowances compared to the current code.
To see more precise detail about a lot and its impervious cover or height changes under the draft maps, zoom in and click on an individual lot. A pull-out box will detail the current zoning categories and height/impervious cover limits as well as the proposed zoning categories and allowances under the draft maps. The “Change” field tells you the amount that increases or decreases from the current requirements to the proposed changes under the draft maps.
Stay tuned as the Research and Education Committee continues to develop new maps for review.
RECA Disclaimer: The information displayed in these maps is for informational purposes only and is not to be used for engineering, legal or surveying purposes. RECA does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any information in these maps.