April, 2013:

Why can’t I rebuild my property that’s seaward of the Coastal Construction Control Line if it ever gets destroyed?

This is actually a very common misconception. In most circumstances, you could rebuild. Being situated seaward of the “CCCL” does not in itself prohibit you from rebuilding a damaged or destroyed property. In fact, activities that are not expected to cause any impacts or measurable interference with the coastal system are generally exempt. However, modifications to the foundation of such a property may very well trigger additional requirements and permits.

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Emerald Coast in the News

The local area has been in the national spotlight not once, but twice last month:

The Travel Channel announced that Destin has been named “Best Family Beach” in their Best Beach Contest. Cited among the many reasons were Destin’s many fishing options, the Emerald Grande Hotel, Destin Commons, the Okaloosa Island Pier, Kelly Plantation Golf Course, HarborWalk Village and the Gulfarium.

The U.S. Census Bureau released its report on America’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. The MSA primarily making up the Emerald Coast ranked 3rd in the entire nation based on growth rate. Midland Texas came in first, followed by Clarksville Tennessee. Of the top 10 MSA’s in the nation, two were in Florida and three in Texas.