Townhomes Coming To A Neighborhood Near You
by: Laurie Johnson, February 9, 2012 8:02:00 pm
Houston's Planning Commission will hold four public meetings in each quadrant of the city, to discuss changes to Houston's
land development rules.
Brian Crimmins is a senior planner with the city. He says the new rules would allow developers to build a variety of housing styles for single-family residences.
"It's to encourage the redevelopment of perhaps obsolete commercial and multi-family areas, as well as to provide different price points and different housing stock in this area to compete with the suburbs."
Basically, it means you could see townhomes in neighborhoods where there haven't been townhomes before.
Crimmins says neighborhoods that have deed restrictions in place that prohibit the subdivision of lots would not be subject
to the new rules.
"What we're proposing is to expand the shared driveway development, so these are much smaller properties and they're a little bit denser. So they do have slight differences, but the overall product could be considered a townhome. So it's really how the property is subdivided."
All 20 members of the Planning Commission will be at each community meeting. The first meeting is at the Sunnyside Multi-Service Center on Monday at 6:30pm.
The public meetings:
Monday, February 13 Thursday, February 23
Sunnyside Multi-Service Center Northeast Multi-Service Center
4605 Wilmington 9720 Spaulding
Houston, TX 77051 Houston, TX 77016
Thursday, March 1 Thursday, March 8
Sharpstown Community Center Trini Mendenhall SOSA Community Center
6600 Harbor Town Drive 1414 Wirt
Houston, TX 77036 Houston, TX 77055