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Monday, March 19, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Today, Council Member Ora Houston is leading a charge to remember the 90th anniversary of Austin’s 1928 Master Plan. Houston will be joined by other members of the community at a City Hall press conference this morning to address the “plan’s relationship to the city as we know it today” and note “a shameful event in Austin’s history.” The 1928 plan created a “negro district,” pushing African-American Austinites east and institutionalizing segregation. In 2012, the city of Austin approved another master plan, the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, and the implementation of that plan through the Land Development Code is currently underway through the CodeNEXT process.

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