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Stealth dorm regulations head back to Council

The stealth dorm issue has lived to see another City Council. The Planning Commission took the next step to combat occupancy limit violations at its regular meeting last week. Commissioners voted unanimously to forward a recommendation from the Stealth Dorm…

Council OKs lower occupancy limits for new housing

Austin City Council members Thursday approved a downward adjustment in occupancy limits citywide, a move that drops the maximum number of unrelated adults that can live at a given address from six to four. The vote was 6-1 with Council…

City Council approves limits on occupancy rates on first reading

After a very long night at its last meeting, the Austin City Council had taken definitive steps toward a reduction of maximum occupancy rates in single-family dwellings.   Council voted on first reading to reduce the maximum occupancy from six…

Lower maximum occupancy limits continue to race toward Council

After several attempts at a compromise on lowering maximum occupancy limits, the Planning Commission ultimately struck upon a solution Tuesday night that earned unanimous support. On an 8-0 vote, the commission recommended a citywide occupancy limit of four unrelated people,…

Measure to set residential occupancy limits headed for City Council

An effort to curb stealth dorms that would radically limit how many unrelated people can live in Austin’s residences is heading quickly back to City Council.   This past November Council started the process of limiting occupancy to four unrelated…

Council starts process aimed at putting limits on ‘stealth dorms’

Austin City Council members Thursday unanimously approved a measure that kicks off changes to the occupancy limits for Austin residences. When completed, the move could drop the allowed number of unrelated adults living in one place from the current limitation…

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City studies occupancy limits as latest way to curb stealth dorms

Once again, the city is attempting to tackle stealth dorms. This time they are looking toward a reduction in occupancy rates as one tool to fix the problem.   The proposed code amendment would reduce the maximum number of unrelated…

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