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Land Development Code Rewrite Unveiled

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Interim City Manager Elaine Hart announced today, Jan. 30, the release of the new draft Land Development Code that will affect what can be built in the city once adopted.
 
The project, known as CodeNEXT, aligns the code with Imagine Austin, the City’s vision for the future of Austin.
 
The code release kicks off several months of community engagement, starting with a public roll-out event at Palmer Events Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, that will include an open house and overview by the project team.
 
Also, there will be Council district-based meetings so people can learn more about the code in more easily accessible locations.
 
“This is a big focus of what we are doing this year,” Adler said. “The code will last for many years, and how we do our work this year on the Council will have a lasting impact. If we treat each other like we’re on the same team, we can all win by both protecting neighborhoods and building the increased housing supply we need to make Austin more affordable.”
 
Interim City Manager Hart added that she was proud of the work from across many departments to get to this point in the process.
 
“While there is more work to be done on this draft, staff is excited to continue to engage in a productive dialogue to improve the code,” Hart said.
 
A final version of the code is expected to go to City Council for adoption in 2018.

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