Colorado Springs Moves To Tighten Construction Regulations In Landslide-Prone Areas

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December 09, 2016

House destroyed by landslide. Photo: Thatotherperson/Wikimedia Commons

Colorado Springs is drafting new laws to tightly regulate construction in landslide-risk areas. The action was prompted by landslides that started in July 2015 and have severely damaged or destroyed at least 26 homes. The proposed regulations would require a builder to get both a soils report from a geologist and a soils mitigation report from a geotechnical engineer.

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