Austinâ€™s CodeNEXT: Who Benefits?
To discover the answer, come to the Forum on Sunday, February 4,
from 2-4 pm in the Sanctuary at Wildflower Church
â€œCodeNEXT is the first major rewrite of Austinâ€™s Land Development Code in 30 years. The existing code lacks the tools our city needs to effectively shape and manage growthâ€¦. The new Land Development Code should give us the tools we need to make Austin a more livable city for all.â€ (https://www.austintexas.gov/codenext)
A land development code defines the rules and processes that regulate where and what type of development may occur. In the best of all possible worlds, such a code would benefit all of Austinâ€™s residents and bring more equity to neighborhoods in all parts of the city.
Â But is this what CodeNEXT does?
Youâ€™re invited to come learn Whatâ€™s Next for CodeNEXT? on Sunday, February 4, 2018, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
- Carmen Pulido, Executive Director of GAVA (Go Austin Vamos Austin), will begin with a brief history of Austinâ€™s land development policies and how they have affected various Austin communities over time.
- Kathie Tovo, Austin City Council Member for District 9 and Mayor Pro Tem, will follow with a brief description of CodeNEXT, its general components and how it changes our current land use development code.
- Possible outcomes, both positive and negative, will be addressed by a panel made up of Greg Anderson, Director of Operations for Austin Habitat for Humanity; David King, Member of the City of Austin Zoning and Platting Commission; and Dr. Jane Rivera, ex officio member of the Austin Parks and Recreation Board and community activist in the Rosewood Neighborhood.
You will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists. We will end with some next steps we can take as citizens to influence our future land use code and some of the related issues surfaced by our speakers.Â Please bring a friend or neighbor and join us in learning more about Austinâ€™s land development code, how it may impact our city and its residents, and what we can do to influence that impact.
Wildflower Church is located on the campus of Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 East Oltorf, Austin, TX 78704