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Review for Floodplain Development is Required

Florence County Planning officials recently updated the county's land-use element of the comprehensive plan, which would require review of development taking place in floodplains.

By making this update, the planning officials removed some previously Conservation Management areas from the land-use map. Instead, the newest land-use map focuses on floodplains.

"The county isn't limiting which zoning can be assigned in the 100-year floodplain, which has a one-in-100 chance of being flooded in any one year, Hoge said. Development plans in flood zones, however, will be subject to review by the planning commission.

The commission also discussed the goals of the land-use plan. One of those objectives is to limit scattered development to decrease the strain on emergency responders as well as water and sewer services."

Full Story: Land-use element would require review for floodplains development

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