Developer's new retaining wall a concern for one foundation
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS (NEWS CENTER 23) — The island is growing, especially to the north, new businesses, new real estate, but it's the start of a new retaining wall that has some worried. Rob Nixon, with SurfRider Foundation, said, "Right now, the state law states that you're not allowed to have a retaining wall within 200 feet of living vegetation and that retaining wall is considerably closer." Sea Breeze Estates plans to build on that part of the island, which is located past beach access six, but the location of this retaining will likely cause future problems. As of now, the county will have to decide to grant the developer a variance or make an exception or to deny their request and make them tear it down.