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Raleigh kills proposed rules on floodplain development

Posted November 3, 2010

— The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to reject proposed regulations that would have limited development in local floodplains.

Under the proposal, which was drafted by the city's Stormwater Management Advisory Committee, development in floodplains would have been limited to recreational uses like golf courses; uses that don't obstruct the flow of water, such as parking lots or farms; and any uses currently allowed in floodplains.

The Raleigh Planning Commission studied the proposal and recommended that the City Council deny it.


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  • Adelinthe Nov 3, 2010

    "The Raleigh Planning Commission studied the proposal and recommended that the City Council deny it."

    So now people can build homes in flood plains. What a great idea - NOT!!!

    Bunch of lame brains.

    When someone is killed from building in a flood plain, then we'll see what they say.

    God bless.


  • ghimmy51 Nov 3, 2010

    It's very simple Citizens of Raleigh. Developers have more money than you do. After they build and sell it's your problem.

  • luv2surffish2 Nov 3, 2010

    yall did not follow your instructions last election about
    re-elect NO ONE so quit complainig

  • Wake1 Nov 3, 2010

    And when there is a big flood & people property gets ruined, they'll look the the gov't to bail them out.

  • EverythingTicksMeOff Nov 3, 2010

    Oh great. Let's build in flood plains and make it all worse. Thanks Raleigh!

  • Fun Nov 3, 2010

    Where are the syncronized stop lights we voted for in the bond issue 2 elections ago Mr. Meeker....riddle us that !

  • Frank Downtown Nov 3, 2010

    Well, that's crazy. Why does the city council want to allow people to build houses in flood planes.

  • Mom2two Nov 3, 2010

    What an ignorant council.

  • Sulfurdust Nov 3, 2010

    Really, so they think development in flood plains is a good idea? I know that a flood plain may only flood every 10, 100, or 500 years. I wonder which one it was that they figured didn't matter. The 500 year is not really a big risk but if you build in a 10 year flood plain then you better be prepared to have your first floor drenched at some point.