Raleigh kills proposed rules on floodplain development
The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to reject proposed regulations that would have limited development in local floodplains.Posted — Updated
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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