Originally Posted by David1gray
Two five story residential buildings
- The development will include the construction of two five-storey buildings situated on Marshland Drive. The first will be a 39-unit building with construction beginning in the spring of 2011, while the second would begin in the spring of 2014 and contain 63 units. This may have already begun construction, not sure Link
Well... can someone explain any, as I'm assuming there has been at least some progress over two decades, upgrades the town of Truro has committed to protecting its citizen's property investments within proximity to the floodplanes?
The area of Marshland Drive is actually mentioned in several documents pertaining to Canadian Climate Change, as the urgency of additional investment for flood protection has been brought to the town's attention during the 1990's. With the arctic ice melting, this is raising sea levels that contribute to a stronger Cobequid Tidal Bore; as well, the melting ice reverts to vapour in the air that contributes to a higher amount of precipitation. Flash flooding will be a more frequent, more severe for this town in the years to come.
I think it's wonderful that Truro has approved this ubranising development, but its location is absolutely demented unless there have been dyke upgrades.