Port Richey Prioritizes Flood Resilience and Community Engagement in Development

In a recent meeting, the Port Richey Land Use Planning Committee focused on the future of Cody River Landing, flood resilience, and community engagement as they discussed updates to the city’s land use plan. The committee outlined a collaborative effort to update the Waterfront overlay district’s land use plan, with an emphasis on incorporating community feedback through various engagement strategies. The meeting also addressed the city’s adaptation plan and the integration of peril of flood policies into the coastal resiliency section of the comprehensive plan.

The most significant topic discussed was the future of Cody River Landing and the implementation of flood risk reduction strategies. With an increasing focus on coastal resilience, the committee deliberated on principles and best practices for development that could withstand the perils of flooding. The meeting zeroed in on the integration of conservation and coastal management elements, setting goals related to natural and cultural resources, land planning and regulations, and building standards.

An integrated approach to managing coastal flood risks was proposed, including the assessment of risks, mapping of findings, and building partnerships for funding and insurance. The committee considered the FEMA Community Rating System and post-disaster redevelopment. In response to these concerns, the committee discussed the appointment of a city resilience manager, the exploration of funding mechanisms, and the strengthening of community engagement.

The consultant brought attention to the importance of conducting a visual preference survey both online and in person. A community visioning Workshop was proposed, featuring interactive stations to facilitate participation, such as a Google Earth station and a tabletop mapping activity. The possibility of recording presentations for online accessibility was also discussed.


Further, the committee suggested the establishment of a project web page to improve communication, and they considered extending the time for the visual preference survey to three weeks to maximize community participation. The importance of receiving feedback primarily from Port Richey residents was stressed, with the intent to synthesize this feedback into the scope for the comprehensive plan and Land Development Code.

As the meeting progressed, the discussion shifted to the drafting of the evaluation and appraisal report-based comprehensive plan amendments. The integration of recommendations for Cody River Landing into the city’s future development plans was also discussed, emphasizing resiliency in all aspects of development.

The meeting concluded with an agreement on the date for the next meeting and the adjournment of the session. The planning committee underscored the necessity for plain language explanations of technical terms and the consideration of community input in decision-making processes. This approach highlighted a dedication to transparent governance and the inclusion of Port Richey residents in shaping the future of their city.


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John Eric Hoover
Planning Board Officials:
Matthew Coppler (City Manager), Todd Maklary, Denise McKenzie

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