Tallying Up New Houston Home Construction in 2018

TALLYING UP NEW HOUSTON HOME CONSTRUCTION IN 2018 The year-end numbers from Houston’s planning department are in: 5,483 new single-family home building permits were issued in 2018. At least 615 of them were issued for properties within the 100-year floodplain, according to a Houston Chronicle analysis published by Matt Dempsey and Mike Morris back in October, a month after the city’s new rules for development in floodplains took effect. And at least 600 were issued for homes in the 500-year floodplain. Since September, new homes in both of the 100- and 500-year zones have been required to go up at least 2 ft. above the 500-year floodplain elevation. [Houston Planning Department] Photo of 1505 and 1503 Everett St.: HAR

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  • Those look like really cheap houses on stilts. Hey I just paid 500000 for a Johnny Walker Home on stilts in the 5th Ward no less. I’ll pass. That house probably didn’t cost 100000 for the builder and they split a minuscule lot.

  • Correction for you: It’s not 2 feet above BFE. The requirement is 2 feet above the 500-year flood plain. Big, big difference.

  • What about multi family homes