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CodeNEXT Still Funded – For Now

Austin’s city council voted to authorize another $2.3 million to continue work on CodeNEXT, the rewrite of the city’s land development code. Though the measure passed 8-3, some members were frustrated with the consultants’ failure to produce a viable product – not to mention frustrated with the plan’s cost. With the approved funding, the land development code’s rewrite is costing $8.5 million.

CodeNEXT is approaching the Nov. 28, 2017 release of a third draft, along with accompanying zone maps. The first two drafts led to a great deal of debate and dissention. The only thing that the diverse stakeholders agree on is disappointment with the current product. Many of the neighborhood preservationist groups and urbanist movement leaders asked the council to postpone the deadline, or even opt out of the contract and start again.

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