Chapter 42, deed restrictions can help neighborhoods control some development (Your Houston News)

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By Sarah Tucker

Without zoning or deed restrictions, fighting unwanted neighborhood development is difficult. The planned development near the River Oaks neighborhood is going up in an area without deed restrictions, and the same goes for the Museum Park neighborhood.

In a city without zoning, deed restrictions are the strongest protection for a neighborhood to have, but they’re difficult to implement if not already in place or weak to begin with.

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