Alderman Vicki Danberg posted this on a Newton Highlands list serve discussion about McMansions:
“The issue of McMansions is an important one for Phase 2 of Zoning reform, into which Zoning and Planning (ZAP) is entering. Another issue I am very interested in is banning “Snout Houses” , with garages that dominate the front facade of a home, some of which (homes) have no front entrance at all; just garages. One new model of a similar type is the new 2 family on Centre near the corner of Walnut.
“Ted Hess-Mahan, I and others are looking at requiring garages to be no more than 40% of the front facade, and possibly 10 ft to the rear of the front facade.
“What is your opinion on this?”