Creating Permanent No-Build Areas

Several options exist for communities to permanently protect certain areas. Permanent protection is especially appropriate for areas where flooding is so frequent or severe that any development would put people or property at extreme risk, or for areas that provide significant storm protection for development. Your community may wish to set aside these high-risk areas as parks, recreation areas, or other greenspaces. For some potential funding sources, see the funding section.

The following are some ways coastal communities around the nation are creating no-build areas: