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Save the Co-ops


The Central Austin Neighborhood Planning Advisory Committee has proposed a new overlay that would affect the neighborhoods of West University, North University, and the Hancock neighborhood. The new overlay would require all future group housing projects (private dormitories, Greek housing, Co-ops) to apply for a conditional use permit (a costly, time-consuming process). Group housing was part of the original plan for the area, so it makes no sense why it would be changed now. West Campus is not affected (as per the University Neighborhood Overlay), however the prices are prohibitively high for many renters, let alone students wanting to build or purchase new property in the future. The University of Texas at Austin's Student Government's resolution, AR-3, uses facts and figures to argue against this new overlay because this is an issue of affordability and student opinion was not properly consulted before this overlay was proposed.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Mayor Pro Tem
    Sheryl Cole
  • Council Member
    Mike Martinez
  • Council Member
    Bill Spelman
  • Mayor of Austin
    Lee Leffingwell
  • Council member
    Chris Riley
  • Council member
    Kathie Tovo
  • Council member
    Laura Morrison

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