Tides, Taxes, and New Tactics

Goal

To investigate and plan for the economic and social impacts of sea level rise and storm surge with the towns of Kennebunk, Wells, and York.

Project Elements

  • GIS-based economic and social vulnerability assessment of flood hazard impacts to coastal private property
  • Evaluation of associated implications for the municipal tax base
  • Development of creative, locally-relevant adaptation and resiliency planning strategies
  • Community engagement workshops

Products

Partners

The project is overseen and guided by an advisory committee comprised of municipal staff members from each of the three communities. It is coordinated by SMPDC (contact Abbie Sherwin asherwin@smpdc.org).

Funding

Municipal Planning Assistance Program, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry: $46,187 to SMPDC

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