Title 17E Environmental Standards
Chapter 17E.030 Floodplain Management
Construction of new essential public facilities shall be, to the extent possible, located outside the limits of the special flood hazard area. Construction of new essential public facilities shall be permissible within the special flood hazard area if no feasible alternative site is available. Essential public facilities constructed within the special flood hazard area shall have the lowest floor elevated three feet or more above the level of the base flood elevation at the site. Floodproofing and sealing measures must be taken to ensure that toxic substances will not be displaced by or released into floodwaters. All essential public facilities shall have access routes elevated to or above the level of the base flood elevation.
Date Passed: Monday, February 21, 2005
Effective Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2005
ORD C33583 Section 2