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Preservation New Jersey’s 2015 Resiliency Workshop Series: Going Up? Coastal Flood Mitigation

March 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Approved for 3.5 AICP CM Credits (#e.29851).
Check-in 1-2 pm. Online registration (Eventbrite) at www.preservationnj.org

One of the great challenges of communities living on the New Jersey coast or along its some 18,126 miles of rivers and streams is how to prepare for inevitable flooding. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requires that buildings be elevated, moved out of a floodplain, or acquired and demolished to comply with the new flood maps. The hope is that elevating will keep buildings out of the water, but what do wholesale elevations do to a community?

  • How do you elevate buildings without adversefy affecting historic character?
  • What do elevations do to a streetscape? What are the best design options?
  • What happens to the residents who can’t afford to elevate or rebuild?

This workshop will take place at the historic Bay Head Yacht Club (listed on the State and National Registers), which was substantially damaged during Super Storm Sandy. It has since been elevated, and many original historic features have been restored. The facility is not yet open to the public, so this event offers a preview of the progress so far.


Justin A. Mihalik, AIA NCARB, NJ-AIA, AIA Regional Recovery Working Group (AIARRWG)
Timothy G. Hart, Division Director Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission
Linda B. Weber, AICP, PP, Resiliency Director, Sustainability Institute, The College of New Jersey
Susan Bristol, Architect, LEED AP, NJ Planning Professional, Adjunct Instructor, NJIT


March 12, 2015
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Preservation NJ


Bay Head Yacht Club (Ballroom)
111 Metcalfe Street
Bay Head, NJ 08742 United States
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