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Council Approves Ordinance to Reduce Occupancy Limites

At its meeting March 20th, the City Council passed on final reading an ordinance to reduce occupancy limits in single-family neighborhoods within the McMansion area for new structures or remodels adding more than 69 square feet of gross floor area or sleeping rooms. The Austin...

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Thursday, March 20, Council Meeting on Occupancy Reduction

On Thursday, March 20th, the City Council will take up on 2d and 3d reading the ordinance to reduce occupancy limits in single-family neighborhoods in the urban core. We ask that you please call or send emails with the following message: Thank the Mayor and City...

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Limits on ‘stealth dorms’ needed to protect neighborhoods

BY MARY SANGER, MIKE WONG AND NURIA ZARAGOZA - SPECIAL TO THE AMERICAN-STATESMAN Last month, the Austin City Council gave its initial approval to an ordinance to reduce occupancy limits for new structures and some remodels in single-family zoned neighborhoods. The decision reduces the limit from six...

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Summary of Council Actions

The City Council convened the occupancy limit public hearing on February 13th at 11:00 p.m., and it lasted until 2:30 a.m. The entire Council worked very hard, as did both sides. Our opposition came mostly from students and young adults arguing that occupancy limit reduction...

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We Have a Third Stop Stealth Dorms Champion

On Tuesday November 5th Council Member Kathie Tovo joined Council Member Mike Martinez and Council Member Chris Riley in sponsoring a resolution to lower occupancy limits (6 to 4 11) in single-family neighborhoods. The resolution requests City Staff to initiate an occupancy reduction ordinance for the...

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We Have a Second Stop Stealth Dorms Champion

On Friday, Council Member Chris Riley, in a meeting with members of our coalition, affirmed he would join Council Member Mike Martinez in asking the Council to pass a resolution to lower occupancy limits (from 6 to at least 4) in single-family neighborhoods. Doing so will...

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We Have A Stop Stealth Dorms Champion

We have a Stop Stealth Dorms champion! We applaud Council member Mike Martinez for affirming in a recent meeting with members of our coalition that he will ask the Council to pass a resolution to lower occupancy limits (from 6 to at least 4) in...

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Action Required on Harris Avenue Stealth Dorms

The City has approved building permits for the duplex buildings at 720 and 722 Harris Ave, and construction has already started.  The duplex building at 718 Harris is substantially complete, but no leasing sign has been posted. This is effectively an 18-bedroom multifamily project in...

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