LIVE: Follow the CodeNext debate at Austin City Council


After five years and $8 million, Austin city leaders are beginning to seriously dig into the contentious CodeNext. The rewrite of city land rules aims to increase density along major corridors. It has starkly split neighborhood preservationists from urbanists urging for more housing stock and a more compact city.

Last week, Austin City Council members took their first look at CodeNext with a largely high-level discussion of overall goals and broadly agreeable concepts. Today and Wednesday they’re expected to dive a little deeper. Below are updates from the debate:






Read more about CodeNext here:

June 1: CodeNext opponents sue to get land-use ordinance on November ballot

May 28: As finish line looms, CodeNext struggles down challenge-filled road

March 9: CodeNext foes are done with compromise. They’re going for the kill.

Feb. 12: CodeNext’s third draft returns status quo to neighborhoods

Feb. 8: 4 Austin City Council members push for affordability in CodeNext

Oct. 12: Austin City Council approves $2,275,000 increase to CodeNext contract

Oct. 10: Austin council members’ anxiety grows over CodeNext’s cost, timeline



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