RI Coastal Property Guide – Coastal Property Planning


There are some valuable and beautiful properties along the Rhode Island Coastline, as well as Massachusetts and Connecticut. Ever since Tropical Storm Sandy’s storm surge and coastal devastation, many coastal residents in RI have become increasingly more aware of the challenges that may lie ahead for them in regards to maintaining their coastal properties. Flood Insurance Rates have increased. Some of the buildings along the southern shoreline have been moved as far back on their property as regulations will allow. Some properties are no longer developable.

If you LIVE BY the COAST in RI, it may be IMPORTANT that you become familiar with this recent COASTAL PROPERTY GUIDE. It may help to save you time, money, and aggravation with regards to future storm impacts and damage to your property. The University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center/Rhode Island Sea Grant compiled this guidance document for the Rhode Island Coastal Resource Management Council as a product of the Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan, or Beach SAMP. The introduction to the guide and the link to download the entire guide can be found at the link below:

As a company that offers landscape architecture related services, such as land planning and environmental permitting to our clients, it’s important to stay informed of the latest developments and resources that will guide land development along the coast. By staying informed of the latest developments and resources, both the company and it’s coastal clients will continue to be knowledgeable and well prepared for future events that may impact coastal properties and their development.