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