(Emma Freer)

Although the city of Austin has scrapped CodeNEXT, signs in opposition to a land use code rewrite continue to pop up. This one was photographed near Clarksville on Sept. 11.

Before the pandemic, it looked like the city of Austin was finally on track to approve a new land use code—after nearly a decade-long process that had cost more than $10 million and was mired in controversy.

The code would determine how land can be used throughout the city, including what can be built, where it can be built and how much of it can be built. The code was last rewritten in the mid-1980s.

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