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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

Naked City
"...the city's new policy. The city promised neighborhoods the McMansion issue to keep high density out of neighborhoods, McCracken..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature

Top 10 Developing Stories: We got a plan
"...homes in established neighborhoods, or so provides the new "McMansion" ordinance passed unanimously in September – over many doubts..."

Jan. 5, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

How About They Waive the Laws for Me?
"...feet? Oh, I guess that would make it a "McMansion," and that's a bad thing. So the “rule of..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Postmarks

Building McMansions Impacts Neighbors
"...Dear Editor, Over the last couple of years, the McMansion debate has taken its course through Austin politics, culminating..."

Nov. 26, 2006 Postmarks

'Chronicle' Credulously Swallows Load of Crap
"...wrote the fawning copy for the award for the McMansion ordinance [Best New and Potentially Sexy Zoning Ordinance in..."

Oct. 17, 2006 Postmarks

Beside the Point
The city and county play chicken over Bull Creek and Cortaña
"...So here's the burning question: with McMansion fatigue setting in months ago, and mixed-use development overexposed,..."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

One Doc's Medicine: Serve God, save the planet
Dr. J. Matthew Sleeth believes he has the metaphysical medicine to heal the largely disjointed relationship between the country's environmental and religious communities.
"...them. He said "somewhere between Christ's life and a McMansion, two cars, and three TVs, we'll get closer to..."

Sept. 22, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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
"...trash fee increases, design standards, and revisions to the McMansion ordinance, there are scads to sound off about. Hearings..."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Feature

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

Design Standards
Austin's new commercial design standards are ready for prime time
"...(which, incidentally, will perform the same task for the McMansion ordinance). Basically, the design standards and mixed-use ordinance can..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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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 “McMansion” ordinance) 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

Beside the Point
At 3am, who cares what's going into the bonds?
"...– water conservation, mobile food stands, and especially the McMansion ordinance – pushed adjournment inevitably into the wee hours...."

June 16, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Asleep at the Wheel Over Council's New Restrictions
"...and especially my neighbor from expanding our homes (to non-McMansion-like proportions, which are already common on our block and,..."

June 13, 2006 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...what promises to be a lively consideration of the anti-McMansion rules duly proposed by a citizens task force. See..."

June 9, 2006 News Feature

Point Austin: Budget Time
Running all the numbers, we have to pay for what we need
"...weeks ago, amidst much noisier matters, like the ongoing McMansion dust-up, the complicated demise of legendary Roy's Taxi, and..."

June 9, 2006 News Column by Michael King

McMansions and Less
"...Dear Editor, First off, McMansion is appropriate if they are “cranked-out” tract homes, but..."

June 8, 2006 Postmarks

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Our readers talk back.
"...have kids), and haul their groceries from store to McMansion. I don't resonate with these folks either, believe me,..."

May 26, 2006 Column

Isn't It an Oversimplification to Insist Everyone Rides Bikes?
"...have kids), and haul their groceries from store to McMansion. I don't resonate with these folks either, believe me,..."

May 9, 2006 Postmarks

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Our readers talk back.
"...HillsboroMcMansion Tour Guide?Dear Editor,..."

April 7, 2006 Column

Council Candidate Carousel
(in ballot order)
"...city planning issues, both the design ordinance and current McMansion moratorium and task force, and he can also be..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature

House Photos Need Context

March 27, 2006 Postmarks

Doesn't Mind Large Houses; What About Social Issues?
"...neighborhoods that residents are so up in arms about [“McMansion or Not? Is Your House too Fat?!,” News, March..."

March 27, 2006 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...Amend-ment and also returns to the dread subject of McMansions, aka How Do You Ban Ugly? See "Beside the..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...• The proposed McMansion moratorium is now at the "permanent-interim" stage, whatever that..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature

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

The Towers of Power
Are high-rises the key to a middle-class Downtown?
"...the price and amplifies the siren song of the McMansion teardown.)..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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