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County of Collier Coastal Zone Management Ordinance

County Of Collier   
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In order to protect, conserve, and appropriately use its coastal areas, the Collier County Coastal Zone Management ordinance requires planning consistence, site development prioritization, and impact planning that considers potential impacts of sea level rise. The law requires that all new and existing development in the coastal zone furthers the goals, objectives and policies of the Growth Management Plan’s Conservation and Coastal Management Element, preserving native vegetation and limiting development densities for sites within undeveloped coastal barriers. The ordinance establishes a hierarchy of preferred site development that discourages development on unaltered wetlands. Additionally, when environmental impact statements are required for shoreline development plans, these assessments must consider effects of six inches of projected sea level rise.