Rapid-growth hamlet sets 75 percent baseline for masonry exteriors

Source: Texas Masonry Council, Houston

The Nolanville (Texas) City Council approved a Planning and Zoning Commission-recommended ordinance requiring masonry materials for 85 percent and 80 percent of new nonresidential and residential buildings’ front elevations, respectively, and 75 percent for side elevations in each category.

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Town elevates commercial, industrial, residential buildings’ masonry cladding targets

Source: Texas Masonry Council, Cedar Park

As Central Texas experiences what many predict will continue to be a stormy spring, Cedar Park, Texas, has adopted standards for new construction, which officials hope will better protect its citizens and the tax base, according to the Texas Masonry Council. The Cedar Park City Council has voted to raise minimum masonry requirements for new industrial and commercial buildings and for some new residential units. At its regular meeting on April 12, 2012, the Council voted 5-1 in favor of the new masonry standards.

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Texas town’s zoning ordinance puts masonry front and center

Sources: Texas Masonry Council, Houston; CP staff

Following the lead of peers in cities across the Lone Star State, officials in Houston-bordering Bellaire have determined that clay, natural stone, or glass block masonry will be a predominant exterior building material.

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