ULI Local Research and Content

ULI Members are some of the smartest people we know.  We are proud to showcase the work produced while working with one of the many committees, councils or workgroups here at ULI Austin.

Case Studies

Mobile Loves & Fishes: Community First! Village

The Community First! Village is a 27-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas.

CodeNEXT Position Papers

As a non-partisan research organization, ULI is uniquely positioned to offer land use advice, based upon sound principles and best practices. Because ULI represents a steadfast commitment to responsible public policy, we can leverage our members’ vast expertise to inform and advise City leaders on the rewrite of the code.

Between November 2016 – April 2017 ULI Austin hosted a series of member-led roundtable discussions to examine CodeNEXT and focus on specific aspects of the Code where ULI can have the most impact.

Five work groups met monthly to do a deep dive into specific areas of the code and produce recommendations.  The work groups’ position papers, listed below, have been shared with City leaders and consultants advising CodeNEXT:


CodeNEXT and the Program Priorities in Imagine Austin

An analysis of the CodeNEXT 1.0 draft, and an action plan to align the new code with the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan.