After the 2012 Imagine Austin plan, the City of Austin began efforts to revamp its land development code in a process called CodeNEXT. The new code will tell us what can be built and where in Austin, and will likely determine how the city will look for decades to come. 

For more on CodeNEXT, check out the CodeNEXT Hub, a partnership that aggregates coverage from The Austin Monitor, The Austin American-Statesman, KLRU, The Austin Business Journal, The Austin Chronicle, Community Impact and KUT.

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Austin City Council members are fine-tuning their goals for a new land-development code at a meeting Tuesday, and they’re trying to do it in a respectful manner. 

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The road that leads to Blanca Torres' home isn't much of a road at all. It's a half-mile stretch of gravel and mud, surrounded by tall grasses. In certain parts, the road dips into stark potholes, and in others, large white rocks protrude from the earth.

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Austin residents expressed strong feelings for and against CodeNEXT today at the first public hearing on the final draft of the rewrite of Austin’s land development code.

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Austin City Council members have voted against putting a CodeNEXT petition to a public vote, instead allowing a threatened lawsuit to proceed and a judge to determine whether the city is required to do so.

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Austin City Council members early this morning did not accept the changes asked for in a citizen-led petition that would have required all comprehensive zoning changes, including CodeNEXT, be put to a public vote. Now council must decide before Aug. 20 whether to put the petition on a November ballot.