What do we want to be when we grow up?
The word is out about Austin - this is the place to be. We’re growing fast, but our transportation system isn’t keeping up. We need to figure out what will make Austin livable for generations to come, be it new zoning laws, a new vision for land use and density or coming future tech. Austinites need to decide - what do we want our city to look like when it grows up?
Watch the live streamed panel discussion on Growth.
The city of Austin needs to revisit the density and zoning restrictions for the city core. There are a lot of people that WANT to live in the city but cannot due to intense occupancy rates which drive up rent.…
Pursue federal funding for an inner-city interstate loop. Austin is the largest city in the US that does not have its own interstate loop. The roadways are in place, but we have not pursued funding to upgrade them to their…
Build larger buildings and less parking near high-frequency bus stops.
We have Transit-Oriented Development zoning districts to encourage larger buildings and less parking within walking distance of high-capacity transit (e.g. at Crestview, Plaza Saltillo, and MLK station). However, because each…
Maintain impervious cover, setback, and floor to area limits for each lot, but allow ADUs in all SF districts. Do not require a separate water tap, wastewater, gas, or electric service.
How about we permit every corner lot in single family neighborhoods to be a duplex. One unit face street X and the other unit face street Y. Who could complain?