After Harvey, Houston wants to change how it develops. What you need to know


After Harvey, Houston wants to change how it develops. What you need to know
 

Mayor Sylvester Turner last week rolled out a series of proposed changes to the rules that govern how Houston protects against floods as it develops, and they are a departure from years of incremental tweaks.
More to the point, they also may be hard to follow for those who aren’t accustomed to combing through the city’s 370-page Infrastructure Design Manual.
So what would these changes, if enacted as announced, mean for you? A few points to consider:
Elevation The most visible change would force all new buildings to be elevated two feet above the ground (or two feet above the projected... read more

 
31 January 2018 in Politics, Views: 25
Source: Chron
 


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