Event Title

Planning Tools for Sea Level Rise Adaptation

Presentation Abstract

The purpose of this presentation is to explore the range of planning tools, other than shoreline master programs, available to Washington State local jurisdictions to address Sea Level Rise. Besides the state Shoreline Master Program, that only regulates 200 feet from the ordinary high water mark, there are a number of other ways to address how we build along our coastal communities taking into consideration potential impacts from increased storm events and rising tides. There are regulatory tools such as subdivision regulation, building codes, zoning codes and overlay zones and development permits. There are also restriction tools such as land acquisition, transfer of development rights, easements and covenants and land trusts. Examples from other communities around the country shed light upon how these tools can be applied in Washington State.

Session Title

Session S-05H: Planning for Coastal Hazards, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Washington State

Conference Track

Shorelines

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2014 : Seattle, Wash.)

Document Type

Event

Start Date

1-5-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 12:00 PM

Location

Room 607

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May 1st, 10:30 AM May 1st, 12:00 PM

Planning Tools for Sea Level Rise Adaptation

Room 607

The purpose of this presentation is to explore the range of planning tools, other than shoreline master programs, available to Washington State local jurisdictions to address Sea Level Rise. Besides the state Shoreline Master Program, that only regulates 200 feet from the ordinary high water mark, there are a number of other ways to address how we build along our coastal communities taking into consideration potential impacts from increased storm events and rising tides. There are regulatory tools such as subdivision regulation, building codes, zoning codes and overlay zones and development permits. There are also restriction tools such as land acquisition, transfer of development rights, easements and covenants and land trusts. Examples from other communities around the country shed light upon how these tools can be applied in Washington State.