Flood Standards for New Growth Areas
Flood standards for New Growth Areas were approved by the City Council on May 10, 2004 and became effective on May 25, 2004. Chapter 10 of the Drainage Criteria Manual (373 K) provides a good overview of these requirements. The full set of regulations and standards can be found below.
No Adverse Impact
This is an overriding policy concept adopted for New Growth Areas by amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. No Adverse Impact means simply that the action of one property owner does not adversely impact the flooding risk for other properties. This concept is being implemented for New Growth Areas through ordinances and design standards, which are detailed below.
Flood Standards for Existing Urban Area
The area where each set of standards applies is shown on the Application Area Map (4.6 M) .
Regulations and Standards
Lincoln Design Standards for Zoning and Subdivision Regulations
- Section 2.05, "Stormwater Drainage Design Standards" for Subdivision Regulations
- Section 2.07, "Flood Design Standards for New Growth Areas" for Subdivision Regulations
- Section 3.06, "Minimum Flood Corridor Design Standards" for Zoning Regulations
- Section 3.07, "Flood Design Standards for New Growth Areas" for Zoning Regulations
Title 26, Lincoln Subdivision Ordinance
- Chapter 26.07, "Definitions"
- Chapter 26.15, "Preliminary Plat"
- Chapter 26.23, "Development Standards"
- Chapter 26.24, "Flood Regulations for Existing Urban Area" - Updated 1/9/06
- Chapter 26.25, "Flood Regulations for New Growth Areas" - Updated 1/9/06
- Chapter 26.27, "Minimum Improvements"
Title 27, Lincoln Zoning Ordinance
Drainage Criteria Manual
Mayor's Floodplain Task Force
In August of 2001, former Mayor Wesely appointed the Mayor's Floodplain Task Force (FPTF), representing a range of stakeholders from the community, to formulate recommendations regarding the development of new floodplain standards. In April of 2003, the FPTF finalized recommendations for: 1) New Growth Areas, and 2) the Existing Urban Area.