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A CodeNEXT Explainer, Part 1

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I have not become a CodeNEXT expert in two weeks. But after spending more time than I’ll admit reading the code, both alone and in groups, I think I can shed light on some of the regulations. In this part, I will take a stab at explaining CodeNEXT’s transect zones.
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Let’s leave setbacks alone, too.

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As with the minimum lot-size changes, CodeNEXT will upend standard setback regulations that have governed SF-3 housing for decades. Current SF-3 regulations require side setbacks of 5' (15' for a street side yard), and a rear yard setback of 10'....
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Let’s leave shallow lots alone

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CodeNEXT proposes doing some good things (reducing parking requirements!) but also some bad things. Two of those bad things -- and they're very bad -- are setting a minimum lot depth for single family homes and increasing the required minimum...
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The Missing “Missing Middle”

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I have created a table* to show which building types are allowed in which of CodeNEXT's 13 transect zones. The highlighted rows are the "missing middle" types of housing we've heard so much about the last four years. (Click to...