ULI Local Research and Content
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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:
- Compatibility & Transition Zones
Group Leader: Fred Evins
View the Compatibility & Transition Zones Position Paper
- Regional Infrastructure
Group Leaders: Megan Wanek, Endeavor Real Estate Group & Ricky DeCamps, BIG RED DOG
View the Regional Infrastructure Position Paper
- Parking & Impervious Coverage
Group Leader: Andre Suissa, Titan Commercial Valuation
View the Parking Position Paper
- Process & Culture
Group Leader: Rob Parsons, Gateway Planning
View the Process & Culture Position Paper
- Combating Misinformation
Group Leader: Brandon Frachtman, Schlosser Development Corporation
View the Combating Misinformation Position Paper
An analysis of the CodeNEXT 1.0 draft, and an action plan to align the new code with the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan.