Saturday, May 23, 2009
Our site is in Zone A6 so it is in a Special Flood Hazard Area. I think we should match the existing buildings for height above grade. My assumption is that "A6" means the first floor needs to be 6' above the base flood elevation (37') on the map. So here's my logic: Based on the existing buildings with 7 risers (prob about 49") this implies the site is graded up about 2'. Attached is the FIRM (Flood insurance Rate MAp from FEMA.