West U residents get OK to build basements

March 29, 2011 8:28:13 PM PDT
People living in the affluent community of the city of West University can now have basements.

The West University City Council voted to allow basements despite strong opposition from the city's mayor, who argued the drainage required for a basement would pose a risk to the clay around the foundation.

One council member argued the city should not decide for property owners on whether they should build a basement.

You can read more in the West University Examiner, our Houston Community Newspaper Partner.