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Houston amends residential development requirements to promote walkability, affordable housing expansion

Posted on · After a compromise was reached among city planners, residents and developers, Houston's elected officials approved a series of building code changes that will reduce frontloading driveways and promote more affordable housing options.

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Houston considers ditching policy that requires property owners to maintain open drainage

Posted on · Property owners in Houston have long been responsible for maintaining abutting open ditches. The city council is considering a proposal to put greater responsibility on the municipal government.