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Harris Avenue Update

Cutsinger Custom Homes is in the process of completing for Kevin Cutsinger and Ross Cole the first of three planned dorm duplexes on Harris Avenue across from Lee Elementary School.  Each duplex will house a minimum of six unrelated individuals with proposed parking for 18 vehicles...

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Rental Registration Update — Thank Carl Smart

The Austin City Council recently passed two resolutions relating to rental registration.  The first was offered by Council Member Spelman, and it calls for the City Manager to initiate Code amendments for stiffer penalties for repeat violators of public health and safety codes and to...

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Victory on Stealth Dorms Resolution at ANC and More Action Needed

Congratulations to everyone who helped craft the Stop Stealth Dorms Resolution presented to the Austin Neighborhood Council (ANC) on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, especially Mike Wong and the Northfield Neighborhood Association. It was a big victory, but our work doesn’t stop there. Council Member Kathy Tovo...

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What the Neighbors Are Saying

Let your voice be heard. Sign our petition to let us know what you think. OUR VOICES "This is happening in my neighborhood. I have two young boys (5 & 2 years old) and I am very concerned about the safety and quality of life in my...

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Austin Rental Registration 5 – 2 in Favor

A Resolution by Council Members Tovo and Martinez for a pilot rental registration program passed 5 to 2 vote at June 6, 2013 Austin City Council Meeting--Mayor Leffingwell and Councilman Spelman voting against. The areas included in the pilot rental registration program are Rundberg, East Riverside/Oltorf...

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What’s good for the Goose is Good for the Gander

Mueller Development’s marketing and communication department stated in email correspondence that Mueller does not have duplexes that allow six unrelated adults and has no plans for developing them. See development plans here. If it is OK to spare the City’s “new urbanism" neighborhood at Mueller from...

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Update: Harris Avenue Stealth Dorm

Cutsinger Custom Homes has started construction of a 6-bedroom, 4-bath duplex building at 718 Harris Avenue, across from Lee Elementary School. The approved plan calls for 6 parking spaces on-site accessed from a dead-end alley (on Waller Creek) that pours into streets crowded with children...

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Support Tovo/Martiznez Stand Up Against Stealth Dorms

In an important first step, Council Members Tovo and Martinez stand up to stop abuses of the rental code and stealth dorms. We need to stand with them to ensure success of their initial efforts. Their resolution is before the Council Thursday, June 6th. Let...

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