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Land Development Code

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Outdated CodeNEXT draft sets folks aTwitter

The unauthorized release this weekend of a preliminary draft version of the Land Development Code’s next iteration, known as CodeNEXT, via Twitter, started a round of finger-pointing but no conclusive evidence as to the source of the leak. However, the…

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Council seeks robust feedback on first CodeNEXT draft

City Council and the other groups involved in completing and implementing CodeNEXT – the multiyear process of rewriting the city’s Land Development Code – got a hard look Wednesday at how citizens will be able to review and give feedback…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

BoA maintains high standard for high fence

Those wanting a taller fence in the city better have a good reason in hand when they come to the Board of Adjustment for a variance, as two northeast Austinites learned Monday. Josh Washman told the board that he and…

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Thursday, December 22, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

BoA backs city in ‘structural trellis’ case

A bid to change the way the city allows homes to be attached to each other fell short at the Board of Adjustment’s most recent meeting, despite widespread skepticism toward the central idea that an arbor is a “structural element.”…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Round Rock drafts its first land development code

It’s no secret that development is booming in Austin and its surrounding suburbs. Just north of Austin, the city of Round Rock is working to accommodate that growth by creating its first-ever land development code. One might think of the…

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Monday, December 12, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: CodeNEXT update

CodeNEXT Citizens Advisory Group Chair Jim Duncan and Vice Chair Dave Sullivan join Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about the rewrite of Austin’s Land Development Code. Sponsored by Austin Water. Post is embedded below.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 by Chad Swiatecki

CodeNEXT could allow new music districts and creative spaces around Austin

Affordability – for both the city’s mostly lower-income artists and the venues and galleries where they work – will be the creative community’s biggest concern as Austin rolls out and gradually revises its CodeNEXT plan, a comprehensive rewrite of the…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Joseph Caterine

Land use commissions scramble to prepare for CodeNEXT draft release

Apprehension was in the air as representatives of the CodeNEXT team, led by Planning and Zoning Department Director Greg Guernsey, addressed the joint meeting of the Planning and Zoning and Platting commissions on Nov. 29. “The fact that we’re here,…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Details of proposed CodeNEXT timeline revealed

City Council has a new road map charting the path toward the completion of CodeNEXT, the long and arduous re-engineering of the city’s Land Development Code. The new timeline separates the process into four phases and provides more clarity on…

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