Austin becomes the largest U.S. city to eliminate parking minimums in the city's zoning code

In early November, Austin City Council voted 8-2 to make the mandatory installation of parking soon to be a thing of the past. The move is a culmination of a May resolution that require city planning staff to draft a "code amendment" that "removes parking requirements citywide."

"By embracing this change, Austin is now at the forefront of fostering company, eco-friendly development, reducing costs, making homes more obtainable, and commercial districts more vibrant and walkable," said Mateo Barnstone, Director at CNU-CTX. "Over time, this will incentivize the shift to alternative transportation options and transform parking areas into green spaces, housing, space for local businesses, and other community amenities, creating a better and more accessible city for all its residents."

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