Duplexes Small to medium size structure consisting of two adjacent residential units. These can be configured as side by side, back/front, or stacked. Duplexes increase affordability, improve tax base, provide income opportunities for homeowners who can live in one unit and rent out the second, increase neighborhood diversity and reduce sprawl - at no cost to taxpayers. Duplexes should be allowed on every residential lot in Austin.
Problem: Duplexes should be the most basic type of housing to be used in the affordability toolbox. While CodeNext has duplexes in most transect zones, it is too restrictive with the type of duplex that is allowed to be built which will ultimately reduce the number of duplexes that will be realized.
|Allow back/front duplexes. While they are described in the code, they are absent from all but one T4 transect zone.|