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Introducing CodeNEXT HUB

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

For years, we’ve done our best to make CodeNEXT easier for Austinites to understand. And now we have a lot of help.

Keeping track of what’s going on with the city’s Land Development Code rewrite is a daunting task, to be sure. But it’s also an important one. So, in an effort to make more than a thousand pages of city code (plus maps!) and a years-long public process as accessible as possible, the Austin Monitor has banded together with other local media outlets to create the CodeNEXT HUB.

The Austin American-Statesman, KUT, KLRU and the Monitor partnered to launch the site, which features stories from all of the participating outlets and coordination help from the Austin Municipal Research Institute. Since the launch, the Austin Business Journal has joined the project (and additional news outlets could be added in the future – stay tuned!).

So what is this hub? First and foremost, it is an aggregated, continuously updating source for local news about CodeNEXT. The site also has resources for Central Texans, information on upcoming events and even a primer for those who are new to the wonderful world of CodeNEXT.

Join our media gang at 10 a.m. for the launch of the CodeNEXT HUB (Facebook live video is now embedded below). And, after the event, be sure to bookmark our new homepage that will feature the latest in CodeNEXT goings on for the next two years or so.

Finally, if there is anything that belongs on the HUB, we welcome suggestions, and invite you to contact us at cnhinfo@cotmf.org.

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