Your daily dose of Austin
Smartphone image
×
Make your inbox more Austin.
Local news and fun, every day 6am.
Poll results: Majority of readers do not support land use code rewrite
(Austonia)

The land use code has been a controversial subject, as it determines how land can be used in the city, including the types, sizes and locations of new buildings.


As the Nov. 3 election approaches, many Austin City Council candidates are taking a stance on what to do with the code. We asked Austonia newsletter readers if they supported the current draft, and the majority voted "No."

Of the 60 readers who responded, 90% voted against the current draft of the code. Opponents commented that they disapprove of increased density.

"They are changing land codes with intention of making more affordable homes but that isn't really what it does. In our neighborhood, builders can take lots, make more dense housing, but then just give money into a fund for affordable hous[ing]... thus creating more dense neighborhoods without creating more affordable housing. ... So we feel the pain with more traffic, etc., but doesn't actually make it more affordable for this neighborhood."

On the other hand, 10% voted in favor of the current draft. Some readers wrote that increased density is a good thing.

"We need to find ways for more people to live in the city. This means finding ways to fit more than strip malls and single family homes in as many neighborhoods as possible. I would like the [land development code] to change even *more* than what's proposed but I also believe incrementalism is the name of the game."

Next week, you can expect a story from Austonia about the land-use code.

Want to participate in future polls? Weekly polls are only accessible to Austonia's newsletter subscribers. Sign up below, before the next poll on Wednesday.

Popular

UT Austin makes list of nation's Top 25 Party Schools
austonia

College ratings site Niche.com has released its 2023 Top Party School rankings.

One Texas college made the list: the University of Texas at Austin.

Longhorns know how to party with the best, apparently. But anyone who's spent time on the Forty Acres may wonder why the ranking was so low.

Here's the complete list:

  1. Univ. of California - Santa Barbara
  2. Tulane University
  3. Florida State University
  4. The University of Alabama
  5. Howard University
  6. University of Wisconsin
  7. University of Georgia
  8. Syracuse University
  9. University of Southern California ✌️
  10. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  11. West Virgina University
  12. Penn State
  13. University of Mississippi
  14. Ohio University
  15. Miami University
  16. Indiana University - Bloomington
  17. University of Iowa
  18. San Diego State University
  19. Florida A&M University
  20. Michigan State University
  21. University of Texas - Austin
  22. The Ohio State University
  23. University of Virginia
  24. Rutgers University - New Brunswick
  25. University of Colorado Boulder
Fall camping: Camp Fimfo Waco offers one-of-a-kind experiences in the heart of Texas
Camp Fimfo Waco

Camp Fimfo Waco, a brand new camping resort, is kicking off football and fall camping season in style! With top-notch amenities, premium accommodations, and 10 weekends of fall fun, there’s no better place to have a fall camping getaway, especially if you’re a Baylor football fan!

Keep ReadingShow less