Another mitigation buy-out story.
This study and story “Clustering” land buyouts could improve flood resiliency after Hurricane Harvey sounds great and I understand how it would make sense in establishing green space, but these are individual pieces of property, not some developer-owned parcel. Every homeowner is the king or queen of his/her castle and they are the points of decision-making.
Getting clusters of homes to be buyouts may sound good on paper, but likely there will be more than one holdout who doesn't want to move.
Claire Rubin shared the link above.
See lessons in elevating homes from this story, Rebuilt, Repaired, Abandoned: Five Years After Sandy.