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McMansion or Not?
The Austin Chronicle's Am I McMansion or Not? Contest: Win a Cosmetic Shade Tree
"...Which McMansion is the ugliest?..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature

Opposes McMansion Ordinance
"...has been beguiled by the screw-the-rich rhetoric of the McMansion proponents [Best New and Potentially Sexy Zoning Ordinance in..."

Oct. 19, 2006 Postmarks

The McMansion Nightmare Continues
" South Austin. I endured two full years of McMansion building. The home is the first McMansion in the..."

April 28, 2008 Postmarks

More 'Am I McMansion' Action
Two more weeks to submit photos for our "Am I McMansion or Not" contest; and your top 10 McMansion comments
" for judging in The Austin Chronicle's "Am I McMansion or Not" contest, where one man's castle is another..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

McMansion Ordinance Is Not One-Size-Fits-All
"...“Hollywood” Henderson and I share concern about importing the McMansion ordinance east of the highway ["Hollywood vs. Ocean: Be..."

Jan. 5, 2008 Postmarks

McMansion Tour Guide?
"...suggest you compile a tour guide of the Austin McMansions [“Whose House Is Fattest? Join the Online Melee!,” News,..."

March 28, 2006 Postmarks

The Common Law
Does McMansion Ordinance affect home remodels?
"...The McMansion debate has been a hot local topic for the..."

March 10, 2006 Column by Luke Ellis

Hollywood 1, OCEAN 0
Former Dallas Cowboy wins big one – with special teams assist from City Council
"...hearings last week, council unanimously voted against more restrictive McMansion regulations for some 655 lots in the Central East..."

Jan. 25, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Angry Neighbors
Frank Langella goes on a rampage against the McMansion next door
"...time. Frank Langella goes on a rampage against the McMansion next door...."

Dec. 2, 2022 Movie Review

'Completing Communities'
A conversation with Kathie Tovo
"...Austin Neighborhoods Council, for instance, seemed supportive of the McMansion ordinance, which some people argue has facilitated sprawl by..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Our readers talk back.
"...Opposes McMansion OrdinanceDear Editor,..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Column

Beside the Point
Is big-home sprawl just the facts of life?
"...listings for Thursday, March 2: Extreme Makeover: Moratorium Edition. "McMansion A Go-Go." Brewster and the gang only have a..."

March 3, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Council to Vote on HOME Amendments Increasing Housing Stock
Questions and concerns flagged ahead of Dec. 7 meeting
"...for duplexes; and limit the applicability of the city's "McMansion Ordinance" to lots with only one home. Council is..."

Dec. 1, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Their Reputations Precede Them
Run-off rivals Galindo and Morrison set the record straight
"...of the Austin Neighborhoods Council and co-chair of the McMansion task force, Morrison midwifed anti-density, affordability-constricting decisions and that..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Six-Card Stud
It's a wide-open Place 4 race
"...of the neighborhood at all" – he calls the McMansion home-size rules "a step backwards, on that front."..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Hollywood vs. Ocean: Be There!
Former Cowboy Hollywood Henderson circulates angry petition in Central East Austin to fight proposal to tighten restrictions on house sizes
"...than 5,750 square feet. The current ordinance – aka McMansion – restricts new houses to 2,300 square feet or..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature by Michael King

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

37th Street Lights
Will the elaborate holiday illuminations burn brighter or burn out?
" university-area neighborhoods. Maxwell, who served on the city's McMansion ordinance task force, said occupancy limits are needed to..."

Dec. 22, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Our readers talk back.
"...wrote the fawning copy for the award for the McMansion ordinance [Best New and Potentially Sexy Zoning Ordinance in..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Column

We Have a Winner! Sort of ...
Our scientifically calibrated Bloat-O-Meter© has identified the most McMansiony house in Austin
"...we think that's what it is – as King McMansion (aka Biggest Eyesore) in our inaugural, online "Am I..."

April 21, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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

Planning Commission Recommends Adopting HOME Amendments ... With Amendments
There’s no place like HOME
" 2006, the ordinance – also known as the "McMansion Ordinance" – was designed to combat an emerging trend..."

Nov. 24, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Young Parents, UT Students Support Zoning Changes at Historic Meeting
The renting generations
" For duplexes and triplexes, the current proposal eliminates McMansion standards – which include floor-to-area ratio limits – without..."

Nov. 3, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Ghostly goings-on in this short-term rental shocker
"...the eighties, this collapsed into the plague of the McMansion, where size was centered over visual appeal, and now..."

June 17, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Austin's Land Use Debate Returns to the Spotlight
A new draft code has risen out of CodeNEXT's ashes
"...would like to disincentivize that from being a big McMansion. I don't see that the draft disincentivizes this enough."..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Purge
Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey star in this suspenseful horror film that's set in the near future and poses dark possibilities and even darker lighting.
"...the Sandins become separated from one another amid their McMansion – which allows for lots of stealth attacks from..."

June 7, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Action's in Place 3
Shade, Tovo, Nofziger race most watched and closely contested
"...central part of the city." She cites the city's "McMansion" ordinance, limiting homes to the larger of 2,300 square..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Place 4: It's Morrison, and Then Some ...
"...opposed the Spring Condominium tower and led the city's McMansion task force. She believes the McMansion ordinance, tweaked since..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Aug. 5-12
"...MCMANSION ORDINANCE PUBLIC HEARING Weigh in on a proposed expansion..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, July 29-Aug. 5
"...MCMANSION ORDINANCE PUBLIC HEARING addresses a proposed expansion of the..."

July 30, 2010 News Feature

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