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Council: Spreading the Crazy
Council eases granny flats … and Zimm zaps refugees
"...headed to another late evening, after several hours debating “accessory dwelling units.” Should be easier to build a granny..."

Nov. 19, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Council: Choosing Sides
An estimated 9,000 lots will become eligible to build ADUs
"...Last Thursday's City Council headline item was "accessory dwelling units" – colloquially known as "granny flats" –..."

Nov. 27, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Council: ADUs Coming to Your Neighborhood?
Land-use advocates at AURA are calling on Council to approve the ADU ordinance
"...The official cognomen is "secondary dwelling units," also called "accessory dwelling units," or ADUs, with..."

Nov. 20, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...more multifamily buildings in West Austin, perhaps, or more accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in East Austin, maybe...."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Late-Night STR Debate
Committee to present STR resolution to Council on Thursday
"...relaxing the rules governing the construction and use of accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Residents wearing T-shirts reading "I Love..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Feature by Natalia Ciolko

Meet the New Neighbors
Old Austin and New can't agree on ADUs
"...collision course this week, as the simmering dispute over accessory dwelling units reached City Council's Planning and Neighborhoods Committee..."

June 12, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: All Grove All the Time
In Austin's housing toolbox, all we've got are hammers
"...nod for its S.M.A.R.T. Housing program, enabling 4,900 affordable units since 2005.)..."

Oct. 7, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Top 10 City Council Stories
"...The fate of short-term rental units – or at least the "Type 2," non-owner-occupied variety..."

Jan. 1, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Then There's This: Split Views on ADUs
'Granny flats' measure breaks from the CodeNext pack
"...the Council finally took up the divisive issue of Accessory Dwelling Units, also known as ADUs, granny flats, in-law..."

June 20, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Gimme Shelter
Austin's housing market is rough. It's even worse if you have a criminal record.
"...criminal histories either stay with family, or rent out accessory dwelling units from sympathetic homeowners, but those options are..."

Jan. 29, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Public Notice: A Tale of Two Processes
An ugly process to get to a not-awful ordinance
"...shoved through a compromise ordinance easing restrictions on building accessory dwelling units (ADUs) – mostly to the good –..."

Nov. 27, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council: More Where That Came From
Packed schedule leads to marathon session
"...• A move to enable "accessory dwelling units" (aka "granny flats") with fewer zoning restrictions..."

June 20, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Where There’s a Roof There’s a Way
City Council agenda heavy with housing matters
"...The official cognomen is “Secondary Dwelling Units,” also called “accessory dwelling units,” with an ordinance..."

Nov. 17, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Whose Affordability Crisis?
Looking through the prism's lens
"...set by the Strategic Housing Blueprint: 60,000 new housing units affordable for those earning less than 80% MFI within..."

Feb. 2, 2018 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Nonprofits and the City's Quest for Affordable Housing
Helping usher Austin out of a quagmire of inequality
" building the bulk of the target 135,000 housing units in the next 10 years, including the much-needed affordable..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Council: Mucho Housing Needed
Council braces for the next big number crunch
"...22,000 units for households below 30% median family income;..."

March 31, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Public Notice: Slouching Toward CodeCRONK
City manager gives Council a multiple-choice quiz for the land development code redo
"...capacity in order to achieve the 135,000 additional housing units recommended by the Strategic Housing Blue­print?" Option A is,..."

March 22, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Ten Things
A CodeNEXT primer, and happy Earth Day
"...Accessory Dwelling Units are permitted in all of the Transect..."

April 21, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Homes for the Holidays?
Housing Blueprint Gets an Implementation Plan
"...Urbanists will cheer for smaller lots, relaxed regulations on micro-units, co-ops, ADUs, parking, and more. Neighborhood preservationists can be..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

CodeNEXT’s End Is Near, in Theory
What fate for our five-year, $8.5 million rewrite?
"...incentivizing demolition of single-family homes in lieu of larger multi-units. On Feb. 20, Community Not Com­mod­ity called the latest..."

March 2, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: The End of Single-Family?
Possibly. And look who’s leading the charge.
"...which would eliminate all the auxiliary categories of single-unit dwellings – cottage, duplex, attached, detached, accessory dwelling units, etc...."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Why Does Everyone Hate CodeNEXT?
Can a polarized Austin reach consensus on land use by next spring?
" suggest an attempt at encouraging "gentle density" via accessory dwelling units, but that "the setback requirements for building..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

CodeNEXT: Learn to Love It
Trying to make sense of a deeply flawed first draft
"...goal in zoning to increase the housing supply (of units, not necessarily bedrooms)?..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: More and Cheaper Housing
Demographer's report offers new perspectives
"...means the much bandied-about figure of 135,000 "future housing units needed" over the next 10 years should actually be..."

April 14, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

CodeNEXT Fun With Levers and Indicators
Planning Commission learn how priorities affect mapping
"...To give an example, under CodeNEXT, accessory dwelling units will be allowed on more housing lots...."

Feb. 8, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

What Is CodeNEXT?!
What is a land use code and why are we rewriting ours?
"...entice developers into including a certain number of cheaper units in projects by offering them more area to build..."

Jan. 30, 2018 Chron Events Post by Sarah Marloff

Austin's Disappearing Mobile Home Communities
Redeveloping a manufactured housing park isn’t the only way its new owner can turn a profit
" affordable homes by 2027, mostly by preserving existing units and incentivizing the construction of new ones. The plan..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

CodeNEXT timeline punted back three months
" process, additional incentives and less parking requirements for accessory dwelling units, and increased "opportunities for legally-restricted affordability west..."

Nov. 17, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Point Austin: "Is There Anything We Can't Do?"
Reflections on 10-1's rookie year accomplishments
"...Pilot Knob PUD agreement to include some 1,000 affordable units; the easing of rules on accessory dwelling units; moving..."

Jan. 8, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Council: Headaches for the Holidays
In the home stretch, members wrangle short-term rentals
"...Nov. 19 Council action to soften restrictions on homeowners' accessory dwelling units might eventually have a broader effect than..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

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