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Prior to approval being granted for development that may impact a floodplain or watercourse, an applicant shall submit an alternatives analysis in accordance with the Manual that demonstrates:
(A) No reasonable alternatives exist outside the floodplain or watercourse;
(B) Encroachment in the floodplain or watercourse will be minimized;
(C) The development will withstand the base flood without significant damage; and
(D) The development will not increase downstream or upstream flooding or erosion.
(2004 Code, § 114-14) (Ord. 04-04, passed 4-5-2004; Ord. 2015-07, passed 9-3-2015)