Defining Key Zoning Code Terms for the Masses
With the city of Austin's ongoing zoning code update, CodeNEXT, still ongoing, Sarah Marloff provides a "land use lexicon" to aid in the understanding of key concepts connected to zoning codes.
So, there's a Hybrid Land Development Code (CodeNEXT provides a relevant example): "a combination of transect (form-based) and non-transect (use-based) zones. Together they provide different degrees and methods of control. In addition, much of the city is slated to remain under the existing use-based code."
There's also upzoning, which "[i]ncreases the amount of building(s) that can be built in a given area. CodeNEXT planners have often been asked if the new plan will upzone properties along corridors and city centers for additional entitlements. The project's official goal calls for 'right-size' zoning entitlements." Other terms defined by Marloff include form-based codes, ADUs, and PUDs.