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Reconstruction After Harvey


Flood development permits and grandfathered structures.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, there are so many questions when it comes to reconstructing damaged structures that are both in and out of flood zones; particularly those structures that aren’t up to current code requirements. This white paper reviews some of those questions and how noncompliance can result in denial of building permits.



Omar Izfar

Omar Izfar

Wilson Cribbs + Goren

  • Attorney with the law firm of Wilson Cribbs + Goren real estate law firm
  • Specializes in land use and real estate law
  • Published articles include Dealing with Deed Restrictions, June 2018, RedNews; Floodplain Ordinance Revisions, May 2018 RedNews; Reconstruction After Harvey, October 2017 Rednews; Permitting Paralysis, April 2017 Rednews
  • Presentations and seminars include Cell Tower Siting Update, Texas City Attorney’s Association Conference, 2010; Regulation of Land Development without Zoning – Municipal Law 101 City of Houston Legal Department, 2011; Regulation of Historic Preservation – University of Texas Continuing Legal Education Land Use Conference, 2016; National Trust for Historic Preservation – Washington DC
  • J.D. degree, Rutgers-Camden School of Law; B.A. degree, Emory University

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