City to hold ‘Zoning for Flood Resilience’ workshop for locals

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Interested in helping out with the outlining of future zoning changes to boost flood resiliency?

Speak directly with city officials on Wednesday at a “Zoning for Flood Resilience” workshop at 6:30 p.m. at the Coney Island YMCA.

The Department of City Planning, which is hosting the event in partnership with City Councilmember Mark Treyger and Community Board 13, will lead a workshop that is aimed at establishing future changes to zoning rules governing development in the floodplain.

Treyger is the chair of City Council’s Committee on Recovery and Resiliency, which was formed in 2014 in an effort to track the recovery efforts following the devastation of Sandy.

At the event, locals will have an opportunity to meet with NYCHA officials, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resilience, and Build It Back, according to City Planning.

The city hopes to determine ways zoning can improve floodproofing strategies and prevent neighborhoods from flooding. Plus, locals can meet with city representatives to learn more about flood insurance, emergency preparedness, and more.

If you have any questions about the event, send an e-mail to ResilientNeighborhoods@planning.nyc.gov. Sign up for the event here.

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