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No More Than a Foursome
Council bumps exemption, buys golf course, squeezes “stealth dorms”
"...objected that the designated boundaries (those of the earlier McMansion ordinance) would be too broad for a fairly neighborhood-specific..."

March 25, 2014 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

No on Project Duration Ordinance
"...the work that produced the Heritage Tree Ordinance, the McMansion Ordinance, new zoning classifications, Great Streets Program, the Imagine..."

March 27, 2013 Postmarks

Then There's This: AE and the Lege
City officials planning for the worst, hoping for the best
"...It's hard to sympathize with suburban McMansion dwellers who question why high-energy users should pay more..."

July 20, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

'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

City Hall Hustle: If You Don't Build It, They Will Still Come
The welcome mat can only hold so many people
"..."M1EK" Dahmus, in the comments of the Chronicle website: "McMansion and fighting [vertical mixed-use] and other infill are 'wins'..."

Jan. 21, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Page Two: The Never-Ending Story
Checking out of politics, checking in with the press
"...Web Site Content Feature, second place: "Am I McMansion or Not?" by staff..."

July 23, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Vive la Résistance
Joshua Long talks about Austin's evolution of weird, from organic to institutionalized
"...to Austin, I promise I won't live in a McMansion or pee in Barton Springs. Deal?..."

June 4, 2010 Books Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 6/3/10
TDH gets ethnographic with Joshua Long
"...to Austin, I promise I won’t live in a McMansion or pee in Barton Springs. Deal?..."

June 3, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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

The Daily Hustle: 4/6/10
Get yer council programs right here!
"...And what if in the interim, the McMansion Ordinance is extended into the Southwood neighborhood? Would the..."

April 6, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

'Deliver Me'
First-place winner
"...the times he had drawn laughs sitting around the McMansion talking about his country roots, describing his home town..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Books Feature by John Roberts

And Kuempel Makes Twelve
Speaker candidate list swells as Seguin Republican files paperwork
"...as the man that tried to gut both the McMansion and Save Our Springs ordinances. However, Rep. Donna Howard..."

Dec. 11, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Wynn Weighs In
Mayor talks about Green Home Tax (and how there's no such thing)
"...(her other anti-Cid platform), what happens if Morrison's much-vaunted McMansion ordinance ever comes up again, or the Austin Neighborhood..."

June 11, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

'Chronicle' Endorsements
June 14 City Council run-off
"...tendency to reactionary NIMBYism. Morrison's leadership on the city's McMansion task force as well as the Design Standards Mixed..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

'Chronicle' Endorsements
June 14 City Council run-off
"...tendency to reactionary NIMBYism. Morrison's leadership on the city's McMansion task force as well as the Design Standards Mixed..."

May 30, 2008 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

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

'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

Everything Is Illuminated
Loretta Fischer's Tarrytown shed is totally famous.
"...Another excuse to navigate the McMansion debris and bewildering streets of West Austin (the better..."

May 8, 2008 Design Post by Cindy Widner

'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
"...neighborhood associations that has made homeowner concerns (like the McMansion Ordinance, on which Morrison consulted as task force co-chair)..."

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

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
A look at the CM finalists, and the search
"...Neighbor-hood Conservation Combining District and the geographically related Eastside McMansion reduced-lot-size skirmish, starring none other than Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson...."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Council Notebook
Council goes balls out for their last meeting of the year.
"...99- 123: Zoning first-reads include Central East Austin NPA McMansion modifications and Seaholm, yet again, amongst many others. Item..."

Dec. 12, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Time to Loosen Restrictions
"...other way with a bad neighborhood plan and with McMansion. The long overdue loosening of previously absurd height restrictions..."

Oct. 2, 2007 Postmarks

It's Up to Us
"...of many irresponsible developments encroaching on our sustenance. The McMansion invasions, the weed-sprouting condo high-rises, and the constant threat..."

July 29, 2007 Postmarks

Deep Eddy Should Be Seedy
"...the entrance looks like a lawyer foyer in a McMansion. If I can hang on for another 25 years,..."

June 9, 2007 Postmarks

Austin Bills: Fingers Crossed
"...both from Rep. Edmund Kuempel, R-Seguin, would dismantle Austin's McMansion ordinances but have been sitting in Calendars for the..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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