Parker Administration readies more restrictions on property use

Some Potential Setbacks for Tall Buildings in Houston - Swamplot

A new draft ordinance prepared by the city’s planning department aims to make it tougher to build tall buildings next to single-family homes. The proposal is called the High Density Ordinance, but many of its restrictions would apply to any structure more than 75 feet tall, no matter how tightly packed or slow-witted the folks are inside. Well, with some exceptions...

Density in Houston is good and desirable.

Except when density in Houston is not good or desirable.

It gets tricky trying to make sense of the whims of Houston's elites when they start dictating how ordinary Houstonians should live and use their property -- which is one of many reasons we've been served well over the years by a more hands-off approach.

We do wish further restricting the rights of property owners was less of a priority for the Parker Administration, and that the budget shortfalls and jobs were a little higher on the list.

Posted by Kevin Whited @ 07/11/11 08:57 PM | Print |

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