Petition: More Housing Now in Downtown Austin!

Our city is in crisis. Austin is experiencing an unparalleled housing emergency in which we are losing our class and racial diversity at an alarming rate, with the majority of Austinites (being renters) bearing the brunt of the cost.

The exercise the City of Austin is conducting: mapping to support our land development goals is a top priority and a goal of 25,000 Downtown residents is as equally valid as the goal of 135,000 new residential units citywide. No part of downtown should be an enclave exempt from contributing towards this goal, or one that excludes people, families or housing types.

What’s allowed in many places downtown should be allowed throughout downtown. That’s why we need more housing now!



Compact and Connected starts at ground zero, which is Downtown… If that is a debate point, don’t get it, clearly has to radiate beyond.

Signed by this downtown resident!