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Whose House Is Fattest?
The original "McMansion or Not?" contest
"...of civic engagement (or your inner neighborhood Nazi) at austinchronicle.com/mcmansions, your portal to the great and terrible Bloat-o-Meter, where..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Point Austin: Beside the Point
Moriarty flings more poo at the city
"...short list of council items (highlighted by the so-called McMansion ordinance; see Naked City, facing page), and otherwise slight..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

No More Than a Foursome
Council bumps exemption, buys golf course, squeezes “stealth dorms”
"...with a two-year sunset provision), the so-called “stealth dorm” ordinance. The public hearing had been closed at an earlier..."

March 25, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Place 4 Run-Off Heats Up
Morrison and Galindo exchange accusations as election day approaches
"...of green building standards, and I'm building under the McMansion Ordinance rules. So I am doing all three things..."

June 13, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Top 10 Developing Stories: We got a plan
"...1) No More Cheap and Ugly: New ordinance adopted in August (effective Jan. 13) codifies design standards..."

Jan. 5, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...• The mandatory-bicycle helmet ordinance appears dead on arrival. See "Cyclists Run Over Helmet..."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Feature

The Daily Hustle: 4/7/10
Morrison lays down her markers
"...a project before new regulations took place (like a McMansion ordinance expansion), then restart with the old, more favorable..."

April 7, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

'Chronicle' Endorsements
May 10 municipal elections
"...tendency to reactionary NIMBYism. While we're lukewarm on the McMansion Ordinance itself, Morrison's leadership on the city's task force..."

May 9, 2008 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

'Chronicle' Endorsements
May 10 municipal elections
"...tendency to reactionary NIMBYism. While we're lukewarm on the McMansion Ordinance itself, Morrison's leadership on the city's task force..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Spring Training
Seasonal snapshots of the council candidates
"...was the architect of redrafting the Save Our Springs Ordinance. Leffingwell's supporters point to his green bona fides; he..."

March 21, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Austin Has Missed the Mark Toward Zero-Energy
"...zero-energy, Austin has missed the mark by making the McMansion ordinance a pro-sprawl code. Besides the obvious concerns I..."

March 20, 2008 Postmarks

Austin Bashing Bills Update
Why has it taken the Lege so long to get in Austin bashing gear?
"...been filed that would roll back the city's hate-it-or-love-it McMansion ordinance. Seguin Republican Rep. Eddie Kuempel has filed House..."

March 6, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

A Planner's Paradise
A marriage of land use and transportation planning rarely seen in "property rights happy" Texas is being plotted
"...witness last week's hearings on design standards and the McMansion ordinance – planning has never quite extended to where..."

Sept. 8, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...last Thursday's City Council meeting it was McCracken vs. McMansions. A resolution initiating changes to city code to ensure..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature

Challengers Hit Speed Bumps in Run-Off Council Races
Almost at the finish line
"...as the fight over The Grove PUD or the McMansion ordinance – that animate voters in D10. At multiple..."

Dec. 4, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

CodeNEXT Year, Maybe
The city's land use rewrite had one helluva year
"...bonus programs, and introduced a modified version of the McMansion Ordinance to help discourage demolition of existing housing. But..."

Dec. 29, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Imagine Austin With CodeNEXT
Draft two brings big changes, more questions
"...existing houses intact, using a modified version of the McMansion Ordinance, would give property owners extra leeway to build..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Greg Abbott, Tree Killer
That attack on the Heritage Tree ordinance? A personal vendetta.
"...According to a June 12 report by the Texas..."

June 16, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Save the Coyotes!
A morning on wild, wild life, an afternoon on workers’ rights
"...to pets and possibly children, with Zimmerman insisting, “The ordinances of this city are supposed to protect the people.”..."

Oct. 10, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Working Class Betrayed by Council Vote
"...literally become the San Francisco of Texas, with the McMansion ordinance boundaries becoming its walls. East Austin will become..."

Feb. 18, 2014 Postmarks

'Chronicle' Endorsements
May 14 City Council elections
"...collaborative community plans. She's a forthright supporter of the anti-"McMansion" ordinance and the historic landmark tax exemption – both..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature

Beside the Point
The Tobyocracy's diaspora continues
"...6pm public hearing on tweaking development regulations in the McMansion Ordinance should entertain. Once again, the heavy lifting occurred..."

May 16, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Council Notebook
What's up for Thursday?
"...of the Residential Design & Compatibility Standards, or "The McMansion Ordinance and the Damage Done." Item 81: Presentation on..."

Feb. 27, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point: All Grown Up
How Water Treatment Plant No.4 got where it is today
"...Solid Waste Services, design standards, and revisions to the McMansion ordinance. Buckle up – it'll only feel like 25..."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...midtown development (don't get me started on the ridiculous "McMansion" ordinance) but frequent, extensive 24/7 public transportation covering the..."

July 7, 2006 Column

Public Transportation Part of the Problem With Downtown Living
"...midtown development (don't get me started on the ridiculous “McMansionordinance) but frequent, extensive 24/7 public transportation covering the..."

July 5, 2006 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...November bond ballot, mobile food vendors, and the still-in-progress McMansion ordinance, see "Point Austin" and "Beside the Point."..."

June 16, 2006 News Feature

Clear-Cutting Austin
Rapid growth laying waste to city's urban forest
"...not the city's legal terms, the common-sense definition of "McMansion." The tree-cutting had unnerved Penn a bit, but he..."

Sept. 21, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Rise of McMansions
Those large-scale "starter castles" on postage-stamp plots of land bring two of the Austin City Council's most cherished ideals into direct conflict.
"...of debate over the issue, the resolution of the McMansions issue was swift. Council directed, considered, and passed an..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Beside the Point: Council's Best Friends
Austin is a dog's - not to mention city manager's - town.
"...column over in the letters section, where the most ordinance-supportive of four epistles to the editor was titled "Let's..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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