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Austin Chamber of Commerce Supports Form-Based Codes Among Traffic Fixes

The Austin Chamber of Commerce is connecting the dots between land use and transportation—and voicing its support for reform of the city's land use regulations.
October 14, 2016, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Michael Theis summarizes a policy recommendation by the Austin Chamber of Commerce: "If Austin wants to make a dent in its rush-hour congestion, it needs to first do a wholesale re-write of the city's land development code to allow for more density in key locations…"

That recommendation came in the chamber's 2016 Mobility Report. More specifically, the report suggests a focus on Austin's CodeNext process, "a dramatic but delayed overhaul of the city's land development code." Moreover, the report "recommends that the city adopt a 'form-based' land development code to replace the current 'use-based' land development code." The report argues that form-based codes make it easier to develop "missing middle" housing options.

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Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Austin Business Journal
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