NYC boards oppose proposed Sandy-inspired building code changes

The Queens Borough Board and the Queens City Council Delegation have voted against proposed building code changes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

August 29, 2013

The Queens Borough Board and the Queens City Council Delegation have voted against proposed building code changes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The changes would have made homes more resilient to flooding, but representatives said the cost to homeowners would have been too high. Single- and two-family homes are now required to provide 2 feet of freeboard above flood elevation, and most other buildings are required to provide 1 foot of freeboard.

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