Millcreek holds public hearing on ‘McMansions'

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MILLCREEK -- The Millcreek Township Planning Commission held a special public meeting Monday night on a draft ordinance to limit the size of homes built in existing neighborhoods.

At issue are so-called "Monster Homes" or "McMansions" being built alongside much smaller homes. Opposing views were given on how the ordinance would impact young families in the area.

Millcreek holds public hearing on ‘McMansions'

"You cut this off, I guarantee you young families will not concede and live in a 1,000-square-foot bungalow. They'll move to Herriman," one resident said.

Another told the commission, "A lot of these people are saying they want to have families move in, and I see a lot of these houses that are being built, and I can tell you right now, with two small children, I certainly couldn't afford a home like that."

"We should be able to build beautiful modern homes that can accommodate growing families with modern tastes," said another resident.

Monday's meeting was just for comments; no action was taken. [Click here to read the proposed ordinance].

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