Is City Staff Covertly Promoting Transportation Amendments That Will Bring Back Transition Zones?

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Map showing Neighborhood Streets being changed to Level 2 (ROW 72’ – 84’) KEY POINTS: The city’s staff proposed changes during the winter holidays to Austin’s transportation plan that could pave the way for residential upzoning across our community City staff is allowing comments to the street designation changes until January 16 Please call the ...

FACT: With Blanket Upzoning, We Risk Making Austin Even Less Affordable

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KEY POINTS: City Hall has long claimed that upzoning neighborhoods across Austin will improve affordability A growing number of researchers and urban planners now reject that theory Recent studies have shown that blanket upzoning may actually make prosperous cities like Austin more expensive The City of Austin’s failed CodeNEXT initiative and the “transition zone” plan ...

FACT: If Anything’s Holding Austin’s Housing Market Back, It’s Labor and Materials—Not Our Land Code

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KEY POINTS: Developers and speculators argue that Austin’s land code is constraining housing supply, but the city’s former demographer calls this claim a “false narrative” He believes housing production is at or near its maximum level, a fact confirmed by local builders suffering labor and material shortages Changing the land code would make future development ...