February 1, 2012
Public Meetings on Proposed Changes to the Land Development
The City of Houston Planning Commission is holding four public meetings on the proposed changes to the City's Land Development Ordinance, Chapter 42. The public is invited to attend any of the meetings, learn what these changes will mean for their community as well as comment on the proposal.
One key provision in the proposed amendments is to extend the urban designation out to Beltway 8. The primary reasons are to allow for obsolete commercial and multi-family areas to be redeveloped and to provide a variety of housing styles and prices for close-in housing. Neighborhoods with deed restrictions that prevent the further subdividing of lots, establish minimum lot size and restrict to single family residential uses are not impacted by this provision. In addition, communities without such deed restrictions can apply to establish a minimum lot size and special building line in order to preserve the character.
All four meetings will be held from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Proposed amendments to Chapter 42 will address the following topics:
To see the exact language of the exisiting and proposed ordinances, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/DevelopRegs/dev_regs_links.html and look under "Proposed Changes for Chapter 42", for the appropriate link.