Friends of Salt Creek continues to monitor the city’s Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA), a plan that sets to limit construction in areas that are below the high water line of a Category 1 hurricane. The CHHA, adopted in 2016, has recently been targeted for revisions that would allow development along Salt Creek. FoSC endorses sound, scientifically-grounded planning. To learn more about the CHHA, check out these resources:

City of St. Petersburg, Vision 2020 Plan

Josh Solomon and Zachary T. Sampson, “St. Petersburg Opens Door to More Development in Flood-Prone Areas” (TB Times, Oct. 9, 2020)

Frances Gatz, A Bigger Vision for the Coastal High Hazard Area (SP Catalyst, Oct. 6, 2020)

Roger Telschow, A Better Way to Develop the CHHA (SP Catalyst, Oct. 5, 2020)

Amy Baxter, The Choices We Face at Home on Climate Change (SP Catalyst, Oct. 5, 2020)

Margie Manning, Heated Debate Accompanies City Council Meeting on Development in Flood-Prone Areas (SP Catalyst, Aug. 21, 2020)

Gina Driscoll, Community Voices: Curating Higher Density in the City’s Coastal High Hazard Area (SP Catalyst Aug. 6, 2020)

Salt Creek Project (Courtesy, Royal Palm

Zachary T. Sampson and Josh Solomon, St. Petersburg’s Leaders Tee Up August Debate on Development in Areas at Risk to Storm Surge (TB Times July 30, 2020)

Zachary T. Sampson, Fight over Flooding in St. Pete’s Flood-Risk Neighborhoods Gets Delayed Again (TB Times, June 12, 2020)

James Scott and Karl Nurse, Don’t Loosen Restrictions on St. Petersburg’s Coastal High Hazard Area (TB Times June 8, 2020)

Margie Manning, St. Pete City Council Kicks off Hurricane Season with Renewed Focus on Building in Flood-Prone Areas (SP Catalyst June 8, 2020)

Margie Manning, St. Pete Planning Commission Rejects Development for Flood Prone Areas (SP Catalyst Dec. 11, 2019)

Margie Manning, Growth, Housing, Safety Debated as St. Pete Council Advances Development Plan for Flood Zones (SP Catalyst Oct. 25, 2019)

Susan Taylor Martin, Miami Developer Planning What Could Be $2 Billion Development South of Downtown St. Petersburg (TB Times, Aug. 19, 2019)

Miami Developer Dan Kodsi Plans Large St. Petersburg Project that Could Coast $2B (The Real Deal Aug. 4, 2019)

Flood Control Map, 1977

Flood Control Map, 1977 (courtesy, St. Petersburg Museum of History)