City of Austin to Research Micro-Unit Housing

On Thursday, January 23, 2014 the Austin City Council passed a resolution to research best practices in developing micro-units as viable housing options, prompted by City Councilmember Bill Spelman's endorsement of microhousing as a proactive way to address Austin's affordable housing challenges. We agree. In our August 2013 report to the City's Office of Sustainability on the potential to develop the three contiguous properties along the northern shore of Lady Bird Lake as a Seaholm EcoDistrict, we promoted microhousing as a high priority strategy to provide affordable housing opportunities for Austin's Central Business District. We look forward to a rigorous policy dialogue to explore this approach that swiftly moves it from policy concept to policy reality. You can read more about the resolution in this Austin American-Statesman article.