The following information is extracted from an October 16 email from CodeNEXT:
“Next week, two important public meetings will determine the next phase of the CodeNEXT project.
On Monday, Oct. 20, the Code Advisory Group will recommend which of the three approaches for revising the City of Austin’s land development code it supports.
The meeting will take place 4 p.m. at the Carver Branch Library (http://goo.gl/6Y4bgS) (1161 Angelina Street).
Then, on Thursday, Oct. 23, the City Council will conduct a public hearing and make a decision on the code approach, allowing the consultant team to begin work on more detailed outlines and specific content.
The Council hearing will begin at 4 p.m. at the Travis County Commissioner’s Court (http://goo.gl/Xtl75T) (700 Lavaca Street).
Each meeting offers an additional opportunity to voice your opinions.
Still not clear on the three code approach alternatives? Here are a few links to help you.
Read the full report, Code Approach Alternatives & Annotated Outlines. (http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Planning/CodeNEXT/ALDC_CodeApproachesReport_090314_small.pdf)
The Code Approach handout (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/fe47628c8da1adddfe82b32a4/files/CODENEXT_APPROACH_FINAL_11x17_SINGLEPAGE.pdf) examines each of the three approach alternatives, highlighting the differences based on three elements: code format and organization; development review; and development standards. The document also details why the CodeNEXT team thinks “Approach 2: Deep Clean & Reset” is the best option.
You can also listen to Opticos’ Dan Parolek (http://youtu.be/7Qg_9XYQf6Y) explain why Approach 2 works best for Austin.
Review the CodeNEXT approach alternatives (http://austintx.swagit.com/play/10022014-507) presentation (Item 75) from the Oct. 2 City Council meeting.