The Superduplex Struggle
Not all who spoke opposed superduplexes. A group of college students and recent graduates who are developing a controversial superduplex at 35th and Duval spoke in defense of their project and opposed proposals to reduce the legal number of unrelated adults that can occupy a single living space. "I live in a six-bedroom duplex with 12 bedrooms on the whole site, and the year before that I lived in an eight-bedroom duplex," said one student-developer. "So, coming from experience, I know that this is something that students want."
Of course, what students want frequently goes against what UT-area homeowners want. A 90-day moratorium on superduplex construction approved by council last month ends May 29. The council probably won't begin voting on a superduplex ordinance until early May.