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CNU-CTX (ATX) - Code Talk

  • TenOak 409 Colorado Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

The long anticipated draft of Austin’s new Land Development Code had been released. Please join CNU-CTX for a presentation by Code Studio’s Lee Einsweiler, and primary author of Imagine Austin Garner Stoll.

Lee will bring his considerable expertise and experience in preparing over 20 form based codes to discuss how the draft code is organized, functions, and attempts to implement Imagine Austin.
Garner will discuss how the code responds to the Code Diagnosis conducted in the first phase of CodeNEXT.

Both will be on hand to answer all your questions about what in the Code will support the Creation of Places People Love.

Lee Einsweiler has been involved in planning, zoning and plan implementation in a variety of settings over the past 30 years. His emphasis has been on redevelopment activity in urban areas, beginning in the 1980’s and continuing with his recent work in Fort Worth’s Stockyards, Asheville’s River Arts District, and the entire City of Los Angeles.

Lee sharpened his skills in the preparation of zoning and subdivision regulations across the country, and has been personally responsible for over 50 code projects, including the complete revision and adoption of over 30 codes and the preparation of over 20 form-based codes. His combination of conventional zoning know-how and new code approaches are rare in the profession, and his ability to facilitate the consideration and adoption of new zoning serves his clients well.

Lee previously served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Community & Regional Planning at the University of Texas. He is a past board member of the CNU-CTX, where he chaired the Policy Committee. Lee is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences on the issue of zoning and form-based codes.

Garner Stoll has extensive experience as a city planner in “town‐gown” communities. He has managed planning programs in the university communities of Lawrence, Kansas; Lincoln, Nebraska; Boulder, Colorado; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Austin, Texas. Over his 40‐year career, he played a key role in efforts to rethink the functions and procedures of planning departments and improve customer service. One of his biggest accomplishments was managing the preparation of the “Imagine Austin” comprehensive plan for Austin, Texas which has received numerous state and national awards.