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City plan would target Austin ‘stealth dorms’

By Sarah Coppola - American-Statesman Staff



Mike Wong has watched over the last decade as his neighborhood north of the University of Texas has morphed from small, single-family homes into large homes rented out to several unrelated people — often college students.

These so-called stealth dorms bring a plethora of problems, he said: noise, garbage, cars parked on the street. More significantly, homeowners who don’t want to live next-door to rowdy college students sell to developers who create more dorm-style housing, he said.

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