Solution Value: $10K premium savings & endless permitting headaches avoided (Priceless!)
Solution Type: LOMA
An entire undeveloped lot was being pulled into the SFHA, creating permitting nightmare for the owners. NFE's engineering analysis pulled the ENTIRE lot out of the SFHA both NOW and when the pending preliminary map goes into force.
The special flood hazard area (SFHA) impacted the NW corner of a vacant lot in Brooklyn, NY, and preliminary maps also pulled MORE of the lot into the SFHA. NFE's engineering analysis pulled the ENTIRE lot out of the SFHA both NOW and when the pending preliminary map goes into force.
With removal from the high-hazard flood zone, bank-mandated flood insurance is no longer required (a savings of $10,000+), plus the construction budget and building capabilities are also improved. The solution also helped facilitate a more straightforward building permit process - a tremendous win, especially in NY.