Original Document: “NAI How-To Guide for Education & Outreach” ASFPM, 2014. Pages 63-66.
Summary: A developer in the Denver are a was given information about the financial benefits of leaving a floodplain and wetland areas undeveloped. The developer chose to avoid the costs of building in the floodplain and then charged a premium for homes adjacent to the open floodplain area, thus recouping any loses from leaving land undeveloped.
For more information, contact the ASFPM Flood Science Center.