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Interim regs adopted for South Lamar area
City Council has adopted new interim development regulations for the South Lamar area to address drainage issues associated with infill development. The South Lamar neighborhood has experienced flooding due to recent increases in residential development, coupled with undersized, collapsed or nonexistent stormwater infrastructure. City officials say the ordinance, adopted in December 2014, will ensure greater compliance with state law and protect the health, safety and welfare of South Lamar residents by limiting development that would further overburden existing stormwater infrastructure. The requirements of the South Lamar Neighborhood Mitigation Plan apply to the area bounded by Oltorf Street to the north, the Union Pacific railroad to the east, U.S. 290/Ben White Boulevard to the south and South Lamar/Manchaca roads to the west. The regulations will remain in effect until more permanent solutions are put in place. Click here for more information.
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