What happens to the building lines?
Hey guys! It's been a while since my last post but I thought this one was worth discussing.
I have a platted piece of property here in Texas that fronts a state highway. There was a 30-foot building line along the frontage according to the plat of record. The state just bought a strip 27 feet in width along the frontage. The zoning report shows there is a required setback of 25 feet. Does the 30-foot building line move?
FWIW, the building is well beyond the setback regardless of the outcome.
I'd check first the city/county ordinances if there's any mention of these cases. If 25 feet is the rule I believe it's 25 ft from the newly acquired ROW. 25 ft seems to be pretty low for a state highway frontage, though.
If the building line (setback line?) is per plat only I think that it does not. The setback line per zoning does. Whether the state acquired fee title or just an easement may have a bearing.
Set backs are usually city building codes. If it's an existing building it's grandfather in, if it's new construction it has to be 25' back from the new R/W limit.