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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Town Branch neighborhood would have benefited from a stream-protection ordinance a decade ago

After years of begging for help by residents of many flood-prone neighborhoods, the stream-side protection ordinance was passed but variances have chipped away at it since it was approved by the city council and now a revision of the protected-stream map has been proposed that would set a precedent for every proposal to build on a floodplain or natural-raingarden site to get passed too easily and for flooding and destruction of urban tree-canopy to increase.

stream side ordinance UNDER SIEGE.