ACBR Comments on Storm Water Proposal

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The ACBR, along with several other real estate groups, have band together to work with the City of Atlanta on their proposed post development storm water ordinance.

In an effort to prevent flooding in some of Atlanta’s low-lying neighborhoods, the city is proposing to update their rules on development and controlling storm water. While the development community agrees that necessary steps need to be taken in order to prevent flooding, the storm water revisions should focus on changes required by law and any additional changes should be properly reviewed.

“[I]mposing strident green infrastructure development controls for storm water drainage water quality in many locations will not independently solve localized flooding issues and sewer overflows from the city’s combined sewer system, and should be considered in tandem with plans, studies and projects such as those under the federal consent decree that requires certain improvement projects in the Peoplestown, Summerhill, Mechanicsville neighborhoods, the Intrenchment Creek area, and throughout the City of Atlanta,” reads part of the letter.

ACBR and our members on the City’s Technical Advisory Committee will continue to work diligently to prevent any unnecessary additions to what is required by law. The City Utilities Committee will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 10th to discuss this issue.

To view the letter from the coalition, click here.

If you have any questions, contact Governmental Affairs Director Aaron Johnson at (404) 732-0631.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
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