As Sea Level Rises, Architects And Developers Adapt And Innovate

Bisnow: While the San Francisco Bay Area’s best features may be the seemingly endless views of the waterfront, the view comes with a price. Sea levels are expected to rise as much as 4 feet by the end of the century, according to a report from the National Climate Assessment. About 5 million people in the U.S. are within 4 feet of a local high-tide level and in the next few decades storm surge and sea level rise could combine to increase flooding across the country.

But the local real estate community and city officials have a plan.

As San Francisco and other Bay Area cities work on developments that open access to waterfront, architects, developers and city officials are coming up with strategies to create resilient waterfront communities that can withstand these rising sea levels. Continue Reading Here>>