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Recent zoning ruling in flood zone has Cape Cod officials baffled

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Wed, Jul 02, 2014
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The fallout and confusion catalyzed by FEMA’s promulgation of new Flood Insurance Rate Maps continues. 

Here is a case of a Chatham landowner who applied for a permit to make some changes to their home…in 2007! It is STILL under review!

Certainly this is an extreme case. It highlights the quandary in which town boards find themselves: Building height restrictions are there for a reason. But if a federal agency (FEMA) requires the house to be lifted out of a flood zone, should the height restriction take that flood zone requirement into consideration?

At REEF Cape Cod’s Home Builder we help people consider their options every day. The new flood zones have made some projects more challenging, but there is always a way.

If you own a home on the Cape, or are considering buying one, or counsel home Buyers and Sellers, this information is important.

Recent zoning ruling has Cape Cod officials baffled

Cape Cod Homes in flood zone

Recent zoning ruling has Cape Cod officials baffled

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