The following is a draft resolution. Ask questions, offer suggestions, and share your thoughts so we are better informed and have a strong resolution for the final vote that starts this Friday Oct 27.
Supporting the CodeNext process
Friends of Heritage supports the CodeNext process. Austin’s land use code needs to be updated and we will work with the city to create a better code.
We support a mix of renters & owners, Heritage’s diversity of housing on the interior, and encouraging denser development on the corridors to promote walking, biking, and mass transit over cars. The Austin metro area is projected to double in population over the next 30 years. Increased density in Austin is necessary to prevent sprawl, protect the environment, and keep Austin affordable.
All neighborhoods in Austin should shoulder the effects of the city’s growth so that no one neighborhood has to bear the brunt of that growth. Assigning growth to only limited neighborhoods speeds displacement via rapid property value changes in limited parts of the city.