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On January 25th a diverse coalition of Austin environmental, neighborhood, and community leaders released a joint statement of benchmarks for the proposed rewrite20170125 102458 of Austin's Land Development Code. Known as "CodeNext," the new code is intended to implement community goals set out in the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan while also making Austin's development review process more transparent and consistent. A draft of the comprehensive rewrite will be released by city consultants on Wednesday, February 1st. Our shared statement - pdf Community Priorities for CodeNext: Environment, Equity, & Neighborhoods (168 KB) - provides a set of benchmarks for measuring the draft code's alignment with Imagine Austin and priority community goals. Read our press release here.  document Press Release - Priorities for CodeNEXT (23 KB)