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October 5, 2017

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CodeNext 2.0 Open Houses Begin This Week
The City has announced a series of CodeNext Community Open Houses that begin today and continue through October. The first three open houses are below, and you can view the full schedule here.

East Austin: 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, at the Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center, 808 Nile St.
Language services will be available in Spanish.

Southwest Austin: 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at Crockett High School, 5601 Manchaca Road.

Northeast Austin: 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Hart Elementary School, 8301 Furness Drive.
Language services will be available in Vietnamese, Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin

Public input on the second draft of the code will be taken through October 31. After that, City Staff will start working on their recommendation, which is scheduled to be released by the end of November.

RECA Experts Working With Evolve Austin to Examine Draft Code

In a joint effort with Evolve Austin member organizations, RECA member experts are examining the sections of the second draft of the code that pertain most closely to our industry. Members are focusing on Mixed-Use and Regional Center zones, and on the Commercial and Non-Zoning sections of the draft. Other Evolve organizations are focusing on Residential zones. Within Evolve, organizations such as the Home Builders Association, the Apartment Association, Habitat for Humanity, the Downtown Austin Alliance, and others are working together with RECA to isolate key concerns with the second draft of the code.

Specifically, RECA will have two working group meetings to review the second draft zoning districts, followed by two additional meetings focused on testing the code on particular sites. As the second draft proceeds through the City's Board and Commissions, RECA members and other Evolve organizations will compile comments and proposed amendments to the text and map. RECA's goal is to work closely with Evolve and our local industry partners to develop a constructive response to CodeNext’s second draft and provide the City with the information necessary to arrive at a CodeNext that will meet the standard of Imagine Austin and improve our city. If you are interested in participating in RECA’s efforts to evaluate CodeNext, please email RECA VP of Policy and Government Affairs Geoffrey Tahuahua at

Daily CodeNext Updates

To help you stay even more in the loop on CodeNext, RECA is sending daily CodeNext updates. These updates mainly include the previous day's media coverage of anything CodeNext related. You must be a RECA member to receive these updates. If you'd like to opt-in, email

CodeNext in the News

Austin American-Statesman: Viewpoints - City Should Define Affordable Housing in CodeNext Talks
Austin Business Journal: CodeNext 2.0 - A Better Map to See Proposed Zoning Changes
Austin Monitor: Commissioners Poke Holes in Consultant's Housing Capacity Predictions
Austin Monitor: Longtime Austin Activists Team Up to Petition for Public Vote on CodeNext
Austin Monitor: CodeNext 2.0 is Here, but Supplemental Materials are Missing

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