Latest debate about merits, demerits of CodeNext hits usual points

Low-key input marked the first of two public hearings about Austin’s most contentious political issue, CodeNext, as it moves closer to a vote before the City Council.

The comprehensive re-write of Austin’s land use rules and regulations aims to allow more density along major city corridors, and it details how the city will be able to grow in the future. Its various drafts have pitted urbanists advocating for more housing stock and a more walkable, bikeable city against neighborhood interests fighting against redevelopment of beloved areas of the city.

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