Mecklenburg County, NC

Mecklenburg County, NC

After numerous floods and repetitive losses of property, the City of Charlotte, NC and Mecklenburg County decided to adjust their approach to floodplain management. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services Division (SWS) took the initiative to research and update maps used to identify flood hazards.

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Kinston, NC

Kinston, NC

The city of Kinston, North Carolina was struck by two devastating hurricanes in a relatively short period of time. To protect human life and prevent future property damage, city planners utilized FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds to carry out voluntary buyouts of flooded properties and provide residents with money to move to safer areas of the community.

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Durham, NC

Durham, NC

When American Tobacco discontinued operations at the historic location in 1987, downtown Durham saw a decline. The decline in downtown was successfully reversed by the rehabilitation of this campus made possible by its designation as a historic district in the National Historic Register.  As a historic district, the area became eligible for federal and state historic tax credits, thereby providing incentives for redevelopment.

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Southern Shores, NC

Southern Shores, NC

In order to protect the natural coastal features of Southern Shores, NC, specific ordinances have been adopted to guide development in the community. These ordinances were created alongside multiple existing protection efforts to maximize the area’s protection, while allowing growth and development in appropriate locations.

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