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CodeTEXT Open House #5
April 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The CodeNEXT team recently released a new draft Land Development Code. In order to share improvements made in the new draft and gather feedback from the community, they are hosting five CodeTEXT open houses across the city. This event, at Westwood High School, is the last of five open houses.
At this open house, you can learn about the new draft code, speak to code experts about changes in the code, and provide your feedback. To read and comment on the draft code online, visit codenext.civicomment.org. For more information, visit austintexas.gov/codenext.
What is CodeNEXT?
CodeNEXT is the city’s effort to rewrite its land development code.
And what’s a land development code?
It’s basically a rule book for the city, explaining what can be built where. It dictates which neighborhoods can have high-rise apartment complexes and which can’t, how many parking spaces businesses are required to have, and basically determines how a city looks.
Why does this matter?
CodeNEXT will determine how Austin looks 10, 15, and even 50 years from now. It will influence where density will be directed, and ultimately, how much density we will actually have. It will affect affordability because it will determine the type and availability of housing we have in Austin. It will also affect the environment, our transportation infrastructure, and social justice issues right here in our local community.