Compatibility, Not Incompatibility, Is the Foundation of Affordable, Livable Cities

We reported last week on the Austin City Council’s “midnight special” proposals to reduce the compatibility of corridor buildings with adjoining or nearby residential uses. The details will remain unclear until the city releases the council’s amended Vertical Mixed Use (VMU) ordinance and its resolution dealing with proposed general changes to compatibility standards. But the ...

Get Ready: Mayor Adler Has Radical New Plans to Remake Austin

If you think your home is safe from Mayor Adler and his allies, think again. Local residents may have beaten City Hall’s controversial CodeNEXT rezoning plan in court, but the mayor and his cohorts  are already starting to push for radical new changes to our local zoning code—changes that could reshape Austin’s neighborhoods forever. It ...

City of Austin Loses Appeal Over Controversial Rezoning Plan

We have a major victory to announce! Earlier today, the state’s 14th Court of Appeals ruled against the City of Austin in a landmark case over its rewrite of our community’s land development code. The 14th Court unanimously affirmed Travis County District Judge Jan Soifer’s 2020 ruling, which upheld protests filed by thousands of Austinites ...