"PERIL OF FLOOD" TO BE ADDRESSED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

"Peril of Flood" updates to be made to the Comprehensive Plan

The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC), in partnership with Islamorada, Village of Islands, held two Community Workshop in October and November 2018 to address the implications of sea level rise and storm surge as they pertain to Islamorada's readiness to reduce flood risk and redevelop following a flood. The SFRPC will use the information gathered during its research and public input received at the community meetings to recommend updates to Islamorada's Comprehensive Plan to meet section 163.3178(2)(f), Florida Statutes "Peril of Flood".

Click here to view the text of the Florida Statute. 

The recommended amendments to the Comprehesive Plan will be presented at public meetings in the spring of 2019.

The SFRPC is a regional public policy and governmental agency created by Interlocal Agreement of Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties and Florida Statute.  Established in 1969, SFRPC's mission is to identify the long-term challenges and opportunities facing Southeast Florida and assist in the development and implementation of creative strategies that will result in prosperous, resilient and equitable communities, a healthier and cleaner environment and a more vibrant economy. Additional information about the Council can be found at www.sfregionalcouncil.org.

The community workshops are available in the Village's  archived meeting broadcasts. View the October 22, 2018 Community Workshop at the following link: http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?&PGD=ismrada&eID=360

For more information about the Peril of Flood amendments to the Comprehensive Plan:

South Florida Regional Planning Council Contact:
Corey Aitken, Resiliency and Economic Development Coordinator
caitken@sfrpc.com

Islamorada Contact:
Craig Southern, Senior Planner
craig.southern@islamorada.fl.us
305-664-6424