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Tuesday, July 21 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Resiliency and Design Constraints of Structures in the Floodplain

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Redevelopment of land in the City of Norfolk is happening on a daily basis. Over 20 new infill houses have been built per month since 2013. How does a built city deal with not only mass redevelopment but also redevelopment within the floodplain? Along with infill development, historic buildings in the floodplain are being converted to residential uses or are being rehabilitated to be more resilient. Over 2,000 structures in Norfolk are local, state, or federal historic structures located within a Special Flood Hazard Area. How do we reconcile the historic review process, character of neighborhoods and floodplain regulations?

This session will be a concurrent presentation and discussion highlighting Norfolk’s floodplain management regulations and strategy, how they conflict or complement historic properties and how infill development has been encouraged throughout Norfolk’s landscape and floodplain. Discussion will be encouraged with the attendees to provide insight in how other localities are dealing with these issues as well as best practices to move forward. 

Speakers
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Robert Tajan, AICP, CFM

Zoning and Floodplain Administrator, City of Norfolk
Bobby is the Zoning and Floodplain Administrator for the City of Norfolk. Over his nine years with the city, he has dealt with zoning and floodplain regulations and their impact on existing structures and properties. Over the last three years Bobby has lead an overhaul and implementation of Norfolk’s floodplain regulations which has led to more resilient design regulations including three feet of freeboard for development and substantial... Read More →
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Susan McBride

Norfolk Historic Preservation Officer, City of Norfolk
Susan is the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Norfolk. She is the lead staff for Norfolk’s Architectural Review Board and leads the Division of Design in the Department of City Planning. Coming from Michigan, she has provided a fresh look at the Design Review Process leading to changes in the process and review of applications which has led to the City of Norfolk being recognized as a Certified Local Government (CLG).
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Ronald Moore

Norfolk Senior Design and Rehabilitation Consultant, City of Norfolk
Ron is the Senior Design and Rehabilitation Consultant for the City of Norfolk. He is the lead staff for contextual architectural review for new construction on narrow infill lots, tax abatement for rehabilitation of structures, and proffered architectural design for re-zonings dealing with single-family residences. Ron reviews how proposed development on vacant lots and rehabilitated structures fit in character with the existing neighborhood... Read More →



Tuesday July 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
York Hall Sheraton Waterside Hotel

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