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
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