STANDARDS FOR THE FLOODWAY DISTRICT
The following provisions shall apply within the Floodway District:
Encroachments, including fill, new construction, substantial improvements and other developments are prohibited unless certification (with supporting technical data) by a registered professional engineer is provided demonstrating that encroachments shall not result in any increase in flood levels during occurrence of the base flood discharge. The preceding uses, activities and development occurring within any floodway district shall be undertaken only upon the issuance of a Special Use Permit. Development activities in which an increase in the water surface elevation of the base flood may be allowed, provided that the applicant first applies – with the Town of Front Royal endorsement – for a conditional Flood Insurance Rate Map and floodway revision, and receives the approval of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. However, other activities such as demolition in which there is not an increase in the water surface elevation, will require a zoning permit in lieu of a special use permit.
(Ord. No. 12-08 Added Entire Section 10-14-08-Effective Upon Passage)