By Emily Foxhall, Houston Chronicle
Development regulations to limit flooding in the Houston region have improved but continue to fall short, with insufficient detention requirements that can put homes at risk and a patchwork of rules that could better be aligned across jurisdictions, according to two research reports released Monday.
Hurricane Harvey prompted officials to take a hard look at the regulations that govern development in this rapidly growing area. The city and county changed their rules for some new construction, but local researchers say more should be done. READ MORE