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Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA): Density vs. Flooding

09/18/2020 3:27 PM | Anonymous

What is the issue with the 2016 Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA) revision? The debate is over revising City land use restrictions to compensate for the doubling in the size of the CHHA since 2010. With the 2016 re-evaluation and declaration of flood zones in Pinellas County, Saint Petersburg's CHHA now encompasses some 41% of the entire city.

This means areas that were not previously limited to developer requests to increase density (residency/businesses) are now at risk of being denied which has far-reaching implications for homeowners and businesses which impact the economic future of the city. 

This like is a PDF summary of theCHHA:

This link is a Saint Pete Catalyst article where proponents and opponents discuss the implications of the CHHA:

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