URGENT: How to Attend the City Council’s May 16 Vote on BULK Land-Use Changes and Speak Out

KEY POINTS: On May 16, the Austin City Council will vote on Phase 2 of “H.O.M.E.”, Compatibility Reductions and ETOD overlays and upzonings, plans that will impact neighborhoods throughout Austin, raise taxes, and displace vulnerable residents Concerned residents should register online to attend the meeting and speak out publicly against the plan See below for ...

How City Hall’s Compatibility Changes Will Allow Huge Structures to Rise Throughout Austin

KEY POINTS: The Austin City Council is proposing to greatly reduce compatibility standards, which control the distance between huge buildings and single-family homes In some cases, the proposal would allow 90-foot buildings just 75 feet from existing homes To support their plan, city officials are misleading Austinites by citing inaccurate data Years ago, a community ...

How City Hall’s “ETODs” Will IMPACT Austin’s Neighborhoods

KEY POINTS: The City of Austin’s new ETOD districts will rezone more than 1,000 homes and businesses in a wide swath around Project Connect’s Phase 1 transit lines The zoning changes will promote incompatible developments within neighborhoods and near schools According to a city memo, Austin’s existing ETODs have displaced people of color, increased populations ...

“H.O.M.E.NEXT”— Phase 2

Necessary Background: Land Code Changes Passed in 2023 (H.O.M.E.NEXT Phase 1) Mayor Kirk Watson and the city council split their H.O.M.E.NEXT neighborhood rezoning for redevelopment resolution into two phases. They passed Phase 1 on December 7, with Alison Alter and Mackenzie Kelly voting against it. Here is what it did: More dwelling units on single-family lots Structures closer ...

The Watson Council Sets Hearings on “H.O.M.E.NEXT,” Compatibility, and Higher-Density Zones for April 11 and May 16

KEY POINTS: In December 2023, Mayor Kirk Watson and the Austin City Council passed Phase 1 of the H.O.M.E.NEXT ordinance, based upon an earlier resolution to rezone and redevelop single-family neighborhoods—enter your address here to see how you are impacted In preparation for the plan’s second phase, the Watson council began sending lavender postcards to ...