Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan Adopted!
On August 5th the City Commission also adopted the Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan (PDRP). This plan is a framework for the long-term recovery of any disaster - most notably hurricanes, flood events, and even COVID-19. Developed by consultants, city staff, and more than 30 community stakeholders, the PDRP focuses on building long-term resilience in the wake of a disaster. While disasters are by their very nature disastrous, they can provide an opportunity to achieve unfunded goals and projects given the funding opportunities that often follow a disaster. For instance, if storm surge from a hurricane destroys a road, we plan to utilize disaster-related funding opportunities to not only rebuild/repair the road but to build that road back to new sea-level rise infrastructure standards. The full PDRP is available for your reading pleasure here.