Current Regulations Proposed Regulations Benefits Allowed Activities Stakeholder Group
We are looking to update the City’s floodplain regulations. These changes will reduce impacts to areas near streams and creeks that flood during large rainstorms.
Regulation Change Process
- Input from community stakeholder group and the public.
- Recommendations approved by Stormwater Management Advisory Commission & Raleigh City Council.
- Official ordinance change process, including public hearings and input (if approved by Council).
Right now, you can build in a part of the floodplain.
View current regulations (Unified Development Ordinance - Section 9.3)
Extend building restrictions for new development to the entire floodplain.
- You would no longer be able to build new structures in the floodplain.
- New roads would also need to provide dry access during a major rainstorm.
- These changes would impact vacant lots in the floodplain.
- Properties in the floodplain already developed
- Properties 0.5 acres or less
We will be looking for public feedback on these recommendations. Look for an online comment period coming soon.
Changes in regulation would reduce development in the floodplain, which:
- Allows water to flow more naturally and safely near streambanks;
- Benefits the quality of streams and rivers;
- Protects wildlife habitat;
- Reduces risk to people and their property from hazardous flooding; and,
- Lowers flood insurance premiums for residents.
You can still do these activities in the floodplain (under current and new regulations). What you can do is based on the size and location of your property.
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A community stakeholder group helped us draft potential regulation changes and exemptions.