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Thursday, August 3, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano
Though our hearts and minds were mostly occupied with the city budget yesterday, there was a little bit of space left for CodeNEXT as well. Tuesday saw the official release of the final report from the charrette conducted by the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The report, which is a relatively manageable 106 pages can be found online here and has a lengthy list of recommendations to simplify and improve upon the current draft code. And yesterday, Evolve Austin announced it has collected its first 1,000 letters in support of CodeNEXT and increasing “missing middle” housing, reducing sprawl and increasing affordable housing. In a statement to the press, Evolve Executive Director Andy Cantú said, “Over the months to come, Evolve will continue to engage directly with Austinites through grassroots organizing to build support for a new Land Development Code that represents our entire community’s shared vision for Austin’s future within the established time frame.”
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