Impact of Florida Development and Stormwater
With nearly 300,000 people moving to Central Florida each year and continuing to do so over the next 30 years as projected, the amount of developable land continues to diminish and flood, flooding, run-off and drainage problems will only continue to worsen. As a result, many residential homebuilders are coming up with innovative ways to build brand new subdivisions to accommodate the demand for additional housing.
Oftentimes, these innovative ways result in the land in the new subdivision being over-excavated to the dimensions of the lot and/or the developer hiring a lobbyist to request variances for each lot from the applicable City Council or County Commission so that the lots can then be built all the way to the boundary of the lots. All of the aforementioned activities thereby eliminate the ability of the land to properly handle stormwater flow. Consequently, pre-existing homes, usually in a lower terrain, are then suddenly, and without notice, flooded and/or inundated with stormwater, sediment and soil intrusion run-off, including pesticides, from the new, nearby, recently built subdivision every time it rains. These drainage problems are not your fault.
Floods, flooding, run-off and drainage problems are significant for all homeowners in Florida and will sadly only increase as more and more subdivisions are built. Our experienced team at L5 Law is here for you to address any stormwater issues you may be experiencing. Please contact L5 Law today at 407-215-7055 for a free consultation with our experienced team of attorneys.