FINAL OPEN HOUSE for Chapter 19 Guidelines

Bradley PepperAdvocacy, Land Development

Members encouraged to attend Thursday, June 28 from 6pm-8pm

The public comment period for the proposed guidelines for the recently adopted major changes to Chapter 19, the City’s Floodplain Regulation Ordinance, ends on Friday, June 29. This final open house will take place this Thursday, June 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, 5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096.

We have been instructed by Public Works to advise our members with questions to bring those to this meeting. There will be additional public meetings regarding Chapters 9 and 13, but this is the final opportunity you will have to offer questions or comments on Chapter 19 in a public setting prior to the end of the public comment period on June 29. If you have questions, we strongly encourage you to attend.

The changes to Chapter 19 are effective on September 1. These guidelines will establish procedures for implementing the updated ordinance. More information on the Chapter 19 proposals


In addition, the Mayor’s Chief Resilience Officer and Public Works has released some proposed changes to Chapters 9 and 13 of the Infrastructure Design Manual which regulate stormwater infrastructure design and quality and would also go into effect around September 1.

Through these open houses, Public Works wants to provide information and solicit feedback on the new Chapter 19 guidelines and proposed changes to design standards in Chapter 9 and 13 of the Infrastructure Design Manual and the Building Code.

The public comment period for the Chapters 9 and 13 changes runs through July 29 and there are two additional open houses scheduled to accommodate the extended comment period.

• Monday, July 2 | 6-8 PM | Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr, Humble, TX 77345
• Wednesday, July 11 | 6-8 PM | VFW Post 8790, 1560 Foley St, Houston, TX 77055

More information on Chapters 9 and 13

These changes will have a major impact on how we build and development in the City of Houston. The Public Works staff and the administration need to hear the unintended consequences that these proposals will have on housing affordability and feasibility. If you have questions or comments, please consider attending.

For more information please email Bradley Pepper or call (281) 664-1430.