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Bill easing demolition, replacement of old coastal buildings clears Capitol

by The 100 Companies

Coastal South Florida communities could see changing skylines due to newly passed GOP-backed legislation.

The “Resiliency and Safe Structures Act” blocks local governments from restricting the demolition of buildings that intersect with the coastal construction control line and are either nonconforming with the National Flood Insurance Program’s elevation requirements or designated unsafe locally.

Property owners can then construct replacement buildings as big and dense as the area’s zoning allows.

Single-family homes, nationally recognized historic places and Key West, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, St. Augustine, Tampa, Pensacola, Panama City and some historic Miami Beach neighborhoods are exempted in the bill.

– Jesse Scheckner,  Florida Politics

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