Benefits: Alleviates repetitive flood loss to critical lifeline utilities and emergency support services.
Princeville, North Carolina: $10.97 Million
Incorporated in 1885, the historic Town of Princeville, N.C., is the oldest community chartered by African Americans in the United States. Located in the 100-year floodplain of the Tar River, Princeville, like many economically disadvantaged communities in the U.S., was built in a high-risk area for flooding.
This project will mitigate repetitive loss of infrastructure by relocating critical lifeline utilities, emergency support services, and 54 units of affordable housing outside of the Special Flood Hazard Area. This project will also create over five acres of green open space in perpetuity - making this a nature-based solution that utilizes vegetation and permeable soils to assist detention basins to better hold stormwater runoff.