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CodeNEXT is Austin's first rewrite of its Land Development Code in three decades. It promised to allow more housing choice, more units by right, more walkability, smart growth management, missing middle housing, etc. But so far it seems to mostly be a recodification of existing standards with, if anything, residential entitlements being stripped away on net; to our read, missing middle remains pretty missing. This is disappointing given the clear recommendations from research on housing policy, as outlined in this report from the Obama Whitehouse

The city's resources for the process and product are here. This includes:

A lot of the necessary work of making sense of the code has fallen to housing advocates:

How to Comment -- how to make comments on the code text comment tool