CodeNEXT Announces ‘Code Talk’ Series

Five Code Talks scheduled around Central Austin over the next two months

The City of Austin is hosting a “Code Talk” series as part of the outreach process for the CodeNEXT project. Each of the five Code Talks will focus on a major topic relating to the land development code. The Code Talks will feature a short staff presentation as well as a panel of community members, who will discuss challenges in the old code and opportunities for improvement in the new code.

The first Code Talk topic will be Environment, and it will be held on Wednesday, March 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street. The talk will feature five panelists who will discuss how the land development code relates to the environment and how the new code is an opportunity for improvements. Some of the major topics to be discussed are water stewardship, flood mitigation, urban forest preservation, nature in the city, and parks & open space.

The Environment panelists are:

  • Ilse Frank, Studio Balcones
  • Clark Bockhahn, TBG Partners
  • Dr. Robert Paterson, University of Texas
  • Lynn Osgood, GO Collaborative
  • Ricardo De Camps, Big Red Dog

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Code Talk – Environment
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street

Code Talk – Community Character
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street

Code Talk – Affordability
Monday, May 8, 2017
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Road

Code Talk – Mobility
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street

Code Talk – Permitting
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street

CodeNEXT is the city of Austin initiative to modernize Austin’s outdated Land Development Code with a simpler, user-friendly code that creates and preserves people-friendly places. For more information about CodeNEXT, visit austintexas.gov/codenext.

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