Strengthen local and state regulations as appropriate to reduce risk and facilitate incremental adaptation requirements, such as but not limited to construction higher than Base Flood Elevation (BFE), higher ceiling height, increased permeability, onsite stormwater retention and higher seawall standards.


RR-6.1 Convene a panel of regional representatives from local government, and the planning, design and construction sectors to create a list of adaptation options for local codes and land use regulations.

IMPLEMENTERS: Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, local governments

RR-6.2 Develop and adopt recommendations specific to Southeast Florida counties to strengthen the code and the built environment, particularly in regard to flooding hazards.

IMPLEMENTERS: professional/trade associations, counties

RR-6.3 Develop resilience and retrofit guidelines and create municipal pilot projects.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments