To reduce the environmental impact of the development footprintThe total land area of a project site covered by buildings, streets, parking areas, and other typically impermeable surfaces constructed as part of the project..
Do not develop buildings on land that lies within a flood hazard area shown on a legally adopted flood hazard map (such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 100 year flood plain) or otherwise legally designated by the local jurisdiction or the state, unless the building is designed and built in accordance with the flood provisions of applicable building code, the local floodplain management regulations, or, at a minimum, the National Flood Insurance Program Requirements. Projects outside of the United States may use a local equivalent program to NFIP if the program is equal to or more stringent.
Previously developedAltered by paving, construction, and/or land use that would typically have required regulatory permitting to have been initiated (alterations may exist now or in the past). Land that is not previously developed and landscapes altered by current or historical clearing or filling, agricultural or forestry use, or preserved natural area use are considered undeveloped land. The date of previous development permit issuance constitutes the date of previous development, but permit issuance in itself does not constitute previous development. buildings and hardscapes are exempt from the above requirements.
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