MaineHomes by Downeast

Feb. 21, 2017

For many, the Maine dream culminates with a waterfront home. But surging water levels effected by climate change can add challenges to owning a residence on the coast or an inland waterway. In the aftermath of recent hurricanes and other ecological disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making significant revisions to flood zone requirements that will greatly impact the way homes in these areas are renovated and designed, says Kristi Kenney of KW Architects in Kennebunk. We called up Kenney, who has specialized in creative space planning in floodplains for over ten years, to find out what the new stipulations — due out in 2018 — mean for homeowners on or near the shores of our state.

 

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