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  1. Thank you innerloop. yes, i had heard about this. i believe it is 15' for a 16' alleyway. We actually aren't putting a garage back there as the alley way doesn't seem to be maintained and doesn't even go through the whole block anymore. We just want to extend the house.
  2. The surveyor was B&B surveying and we contracted them to perform both a standard land survey and a topographic survey. We provided our research to them, meaning the owner's title documents and any deed restrictions found therein, which were none. We also had the owner do a title abstract which researched the lot back about 100 years. No restrictions were found for the rear property line in that process either. In researching the city ordinances, we also found the lot was in a Special Building Line district which is how we determined the front yard setback. Side yard setbacks were esta
  3. How does one determine a rear building line along an alleyway for a residential lot in the Montrose Neighborhood of Houston? The alleyway is 16' wide. The project calls for an addition onto an existing residence. No deed restrictions have been found. The Survey that we had performed turned up nothing. Calls to the City of Houston planners have been unsuccessful (no responses). Does anyone have any ideas about how to determine this rear building line in regards to a building addition to the main house?
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