Relocating Erosion-Threatened Buildings?A Study of North Carolina Housemoving

by Spencer M. Rogers, Jr., Grant Marine Advisory Service, Kure Beach, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


Relocation moves the existing building if it becomes threatened by erosion. Each option has its own tradeoffs - advantages and disadvantages, that should be evaluated for the particular shoreline conditions to which it is to be applied. What is appropriate for Miami Beach is not likely to be the best solution for a wilderness area in a national seashore. This paper addresses the practical limits of relocation and the implications to shoreline setbacks and other coastal management provisions in North Carolina.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Erosion | Shoreline protection | Buildings | Shores | Residential buildings | Existing buildings | North Carolina | Miami | Florida | United States

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