Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Erosion, Flood, Stormwater & Watershed Standards 12.4 Flood Damage Prevention


1. Projects On, Over or Under Water: The construction buffer requirement shall not apply to a land-disturbing activity in connection with the construction of facilities to be located on, over, or under a lake or natural watercourse. 2. Construction Buffer Measurement: Unless otherwise provided, the width of a buffer zone is measured horizontally from the edge of the water to the nearest edge of the disturbed area, with the 25% of the strip nearer the land-disturbing activity containing natural or artificial means of confining visible siltation.

12.4. Flood Damage Prevention

12.4.1. General Provisions A.

Authorization : The Legislature of the State of North Carolina has in Part 6, Article 21 of Chapter 143; Article 6 of Chapter 153A; Article 8 of Chapter 160A; and Article 7, 9, and 11 of Chapter 160D of the North Carolina General Statutes, delegated to the Town of Wake Forest the authority to adopt regulations designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare. B. Applicability: This section shall apply to all Special Flood Hazard Areas within the jurisdiction, including Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), of the Town of Wake Forest. C. Exemptions 1. All new residential construction and substantial residential improvements proposed on a parcel of land that has no buildable area outside the Special Flood

Hazard Area (SFHA), and that was recorded prior to May 2, 2006 shall be permitted for development provided that all applicable provisions of this ordinance area met. 2. All subdivisions approved prior to May 2, 2006, shall be exempted from the requirements prohibiting the platting of lots located within the Special Flood Hazard Area, provided the subdivision complies with the requirements in place prior to May 2, 2006. The Special Flood Hazard Areas and Future Conditions Flood Hazard Areas are those identified under the Cooperating Technical State (CTS) agreement between the State of North Carolina and FEMA in its Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for Wake County and Franklin County dated July 19, 2022 and April 16, 2013 and their accompanying Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map Panels (1728, 1738, 1739, 1748, 1749, 1759, 1821, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1860, and 1861), and any revisions thereto, including any digital data developed as part of the FIS, which are adopted by reference and declared to be part of this ordinance. The “Special Flood Hazard Areas” also include those defined through standard engineering analysis for private developments or by governmental agencies, but which have not yet been incorporated into the FIRM. Preliminary FIRM data may be sued for design purposes, Conditional Letters of Map Revisions, and No-Rise analysis with concurrence of the Floodplain Administrator for the floodplain development permit. Letters of Map Change must be based on the most recently adopted effective model approved by FEMA. 2. Establishment of Flood Hazard Areas 1. In addition, upon annexation to the Town of Wake Forest or inclusion in the Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), the Special Flood Hazard Areas identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and/or produced under the Cooperating Technical State agreement between the State of North Carolina and FEMA as stated above, for the unincorporated areas of Wake County and


Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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