The TCU residential overlay adopted by the Fort Worth City Council more than two years ago was supposed to resolve the problems caused by so-called stealth dorms.
Bu the issue is again rearing its ugly head with the construction of a 4,500-square-foot, 10-bedroom structure at 2537 Rogers Ave.
The building will sit on a University West neighborhood block that is not covered by the overlay, meaning the restrictions that apply to most of the surrounding streets — namely that three unrelated adults can live in a single-family home — have no effect.
When the zoning change was under debate, the residents of those blocks did not support it.
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But the new stealth dorm going up on Rogers seems to be changing their minds.
The overlay was a carefully wrought compromise between homeowners and investors that balanced the needs of both.
If enough residents support extending the coverage area, the city should oblige them.