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File #: Int 0162-2014    Version: * Name: Requiring an assessment of the density of development in flood-prone areas.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 3/12/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law requiring an assessment of the density of development in flood-prone areas in order to determine whether such density interferes with the ability of the inhabitants of such areas to reach safety in response to storms and other natural disasters.
Sponsors: Rosie Mendez, Andy L. King, Deborah L. Rose
Council Member Sponsors: 3

Int. No. 162

 

By Council Members Mendez, King and Rose

 

A Local Law requiring an assessment of the density of development in flood-prone areas in order to determine whether such density interferes with the ability of the inhabitants of such areas to reach safety in response to storms and other natural disasters.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. The department of city planning, in consultation with the department of buildings, the office of emergency management and the office of long-term planning and sustainability, shall conduct an assessment of the density of development in flood-prone areas, including but not limited to areas of special flood hazard and shaded X-Zones, as such terms are defined in appendix G of the New York city building code, in order to determine whether such density interferes with the ability of the inhabitants of such areas to reach safety during storms and other natural disasters and shall report the findings of such assessment to the speaker of the council and the mayor by no later than March 1, 2015.

§2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

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