Pursuant to Section 163.3177(6)(g)(10) Florida Statutes, the City has adopted an Adaptation Action Area (AAA) designation that is based on a medium range impact of a two-foot rise in sea level by 2060. The AAA is a policy tool that facilitates consideration of the potential for impacts related to sea level rise, designates vulnerable areas, and prioritizes adaptation strategies as deemed appropriate. An AAA Working Group has been established to review existing City programs and policies in relation to the AAA and to determine the need and appropriate timing for additional and financially feasible responses to the effects of coastal flooding within the AAA.

2030 Comprehensive Plan - Conservation/Coastal Management Element

Objective 11.5
The City has established an Adaptation Action Area (AAA) and shall consider appropriate responses to address current and future risks related to the associated impacts of sea-level-rise.
 
Policy 11.5.1
The City of Jacksonville shall recognize the Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA) identified in Map C-18 as also encompassing the Adaptation Action Area (AAA) for those low-lying coastal zones that may experience coastal flooding due to extreme high tides and storm surge and are vulnerable to the impacts of rising sea level. (§163.3177(6)(g)(10), F.S.) Land within the AAA is subject to potential high tide inundation under a horizon 2060 two foot sea level rise scenario.
 
Policy 11.5.2
The City shall consider the implications of the AAA when reviewing changes to the use, intensity and density of land lying within the AAA.
 
Policy 11.5.3
The City shall recognize existing regulations, programs and policies that overlap with the AAA and that are currently in place to limit public investment and address appropriate development and redevelopment practices related to flooding. These regulations, programs and policies include but are not limited to the floodplain management ordinance, CHHA policies, the Local Mitigation Strategy and the Post Disaster Redevelopment Plan and shall only be applied in cases where such regulation would otherwise apply to a development or redevelopment project.
 
Policy 11.5.4
The City of Jacksonville shall create a working group to review existing programs and policies in relation to the AAA to determine the need and appropriate timing for additional and financially feasible responses to the effects of coastal flooding within the Adaptation Action Area. The working group shall be established within one year of the effective date of this policy.
 

AAA Working Group Goal

Evaluate the City’s existing programs and policies in relation to the AAA to determine the need and timing, if appropriate, for additional and financially feasible responses to the effects of coastal flooding within the Adaptation Action Area.
 
AAA Working Group Scope

TASK 1: Identify the Impacts of Coastal Flooding within the AAA
  • Define the condition of, and affects resulting from, coastal flooding within the AAA.
    • At a minimum, considerations should include population, critical infrastructure, natural resources, and economic impact.
 
TASK 2: Evaluate the City’s Existing Programs and Policies
  • Examine the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of the City’s existing policies and regulations in relation to the AAA.
    • The review may include, but is not limited to, drainage regulations and infrastructure, flood zone regulations, land use policies, and zoning regulations.
 
TASK 3: Recommendations
  • Based on the findings of Task 2, recommend policy and regulatory changes deemed necessary and appropriate to protect private and public investment within the AAA.
    • Recommendations should include, but may not be limited to, additional and financially feasible actions/initiatives regarding to the effects of coastal flooding within the AAA.
 
 
AAA Working Group Meetings
The Working Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month beginning at 9:00 AM.
Adaptation Action Area Workgroup meetings are open to the public.

 

 Tuesday, February 26, 2019
9:00 AM
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street
8th Floor Conference Room 825
Monday, March 11, 2019
9:00 AM
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street
8th Floor Conference Room 825
Monday, March 25, 2019
9:00 AM
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street
8th Floor Conference Room 825

Monday, April 8, 2019
9:00 AM
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street
8th Floor Conference Room 825

Friday, April 26, 2019
9:00 AM
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street
8th Floor Conference Room 825

Monday, May 13, 2019-no quorum, business not conducted
9:00 AM
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street
8th Floor Conference Room 825

Friday, May 31, 2019
9:00 AM
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street
8th Floor Conference Room 825

 Monday, June 24, 2019
9:00 AM
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street
8th Floor Conference Room 825
 Monday, July 8, 2019
9:00 AM
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street
8th Floor Conference Room 825
Monday, July 22, 2019
9:00 AM
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street
8th Floor Conference Room 825
Monday, August 12, 2019
9:00 AM
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street
8th Floor Conference Room 825

Monday, August 26, 2019
9:00 AM
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street
8th Floor Conference Room 825


Project Managers
Helena Parola
City Planner Supervisor
Planning and Development Department
City of Jacksonville
214 N. Hogan Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Phone: 904-255-7842
E-mail: HParola@coj.net
 
Susan Kelly, AICP
City Planner III
Planning and Development Department
City of Jacksonville
214 N. Hogan Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Phone: 904-255-7827
E-mail: KSusan@coj.net