(a)   Construction of new critical facilities shall be, to the extent possible, located outside the limits of the 500-year floodplain.
   (b)   Construction of new critical facilities in the regulatory floodplain shall be permissible if no feasible alternative site is available, provided:
      (1)   Critical facilities shall have the lowest floor elevated two feet above the base flood elevation or to the height of the 500-year flood, whichever is higher. If there is no available data on the 500-year flood, the permit applicants shall develop the needed data in accordance with FEMA mapping guidelines.
      (2)   Access to and from the critical facility shall be protected to the elevation of the 500-year flood.
(Ord. 77-21, passed 7-6-2021)