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Climate-Resilient Floating Residences

Climate-Resilient Floating Residences

February 2024

This issue of Zoning Practice explores the climate-adaptive features of floating residences, describes the different types of floating residences and the regulatory barriers they face, and explains how local jurisdictions typically regulate floating residences. It concludes by suggesting some climate-smart zoning strategies for floating residences and encourages communities to further investigate how they can support these resilient homes.


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  • Using zoning to advance equity, sustainability, and resilience objectives
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