By Josh Martinez | Daily Independent
Residential homes built on slopes are in the sights of the Paradise Valley Town Council as the local governing body agreed to continue discussing potential changes regarding the topic.
Council discussed a portion of town code regarding building pads at its Jan. 23 study session, making no official decisions. Town Manager Jill Keimach said the topic will return for a later study session.
The town’s current practice allows for a 2-foot building pad underneath a single-family home. If additional height is needed to guard against flooding, the town would allow for 1 foot above the water surface elevation of the 100-year flood, a flood in a land area with a 1% probability of being equaled or exceeded in any given year.