NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - East Texas developers are on the prowl for rural property that can be developed into residential lots. It's the most sought-after real estate by customers.
One 13-acre property in southwest Nacogdoches County was approved for development, despite some concerns by nearby neighbors.
The county has a set of subdivision regulations that developers are required to follow. The problems that come with growth, such as roads and utilities, can ultimately become the headaches for officials.
"We make sure they comply with all those subdivision regulations, said Pct. 2 Commissioner Jerry Stone. "We make sure they have water, electricity available. We send our health inspector Tommy Wheeler out and make sure they've got the proper soil and everything for the sewer."
Subdivision roads are also regulated. On Monday, Stone was the only commissioner opposing a request to take over a private road. The court granted the request through a waiver for a portion of the road.