08 Mar '12, 1pm

#ElPaso

#ElPaso

Under Texas law, the plan’s ability to influence development patterns outside city borders is nothing if not complicated. That’s a common problem with policy adopted by cities, but in El Paso there is some authority for the city to affect external land use indirectly. Among the strategies highlighted by the plan for limiting sprawl beyond the formal jurisdictional limits are (1) the city’s right to approve land subdivision in an “extraterritorial zone” reaching (with some exceptions) five miles beyond the city limits; (2) annexation; and (3) control over the extension of municipal water and sewer lines. Under policies preferred in Plan El Paso , expansion of the development footprint would be allowed only if proposed development parcels are contiguous to the existing city limits, do not transgress active farmland unless farming is maintained, and are built according to sma...

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