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Thursday, April 20, 2017 by Joseph Caterine
At the joint work session of the land use commissions on April 18, agent Victoria Haase with Thrower Design spoke for developers everywhere when she raised concerns that the T6 transect, the highest-density category in CodeNEXT, did not appear in the current iteration of the map. “We were led to believe that T6 is what we would see in the downtown area and the urban core area, and we don’t see it at all,” she said. Later in the meeting, consultant John Miki of Opticos Design explained that the CodeNEXT team had decided T6 was not appropriate for downtown because the zoning there was already highly negotiated. However, for other areas that had not been subject to as much planning as downtown, like the South Central Waterfront or even the Domain, there was an “opportunity” to map T6. “Over time, developers might want to change from what they have today in terms of zoning, and we provide options and tools for doing that,” he said. “While today’s map doesn’t have T6, we expect that as we move forward it will be used.”
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