City Hall's Plan to Eliminate Single-Family Neighborhoods
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If you or your neighbors’ homes are in the red areas shown in the above map, they are subject to the City of Austin’s latest rezoning attempt, which targets almost every single-family lot in our community.
The Austin City Council plans to allow the subdivision of single-family residential lots into new, 2,500-square-foot lots and permit three or more units on each new lot in a two-step process.
First, the city council wants to pass an ordinance allowing three units on every lot (Recreational Vehicles (RVs) will be considered acceptable long-term residential housing).
In step two, the city council will change the minimum lot size to 2,500 square feet. This plan will raise property taxes, force longtime residents to sell, and destroy Austin’s single-family neighborhoods.
How to Take Action
Concerned residents should file neighborhood conservation protests to protect their homes and neighborhoods.
When a property owner files a neighborhood conservation protest, the city council cannot rezone his or her property without supermajority support (nine of 11 votes).
Neighbors can also band together and file neighborhood conservation protests to protect properties none of them own: When the owners of at least 20 percent of the area within 200 feet of a property slated for rezoning band together and file protests, the city council cannot rezone that property without supermajority support (nine of 11 votes).
IMPORTANT: Austinites who filed protests in response to one of the city’s previous rezoning plans must file new protests in order to protect their homes and neighborhoods from the city’s latest plan.
MAP SOURCE: City of Austin
UPDATED: October 6, 2023