NJ Bill Would Loosen Local Restrictions On Flood Elevations

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 6:07 PM EST) -- New Jersey lawmakers want to provide property owners with a limited exemption from local land-use restrictions when raising their structures to meet new flood elevation requirements, according to a bill introduced Tuesday

Acting on updated flood maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Gov. Chris Christie's administration last month adopted minimum elevation standards for new construction in flood zones, as well as homes and buildings in such areas that suffered substantial damage during Superstorm Sandy and require reconstruction.

However, the owners of existing structures who want...
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