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NJ Finalizing Major Development Restrictions to Combat Future Flooding

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – New Jersey plans to release a set of regulations early next year that could force most future development to adapt to climate change threats by building fewer first-floor living spaces, elevating new roads, removing pavement around wetlands and taking dozens of other steps.

The new rules developed over the past two years will help keep future development from exacerbating the chronic flooding problems outlined in’s five-part series this week called “Saturation Point,” Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette said Thursday …