Zoning Commission


  • 7 p.m.
  • 4th Tuesday of every month
  • Mulvey Municipal Building
    Multi-Media Room
    866 Boston Post Road
    Westbrook, CT 06498

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Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration 

Importance of the Limit of Moderate Wave Action (LiMWA) 

The coastal population in the United States has increased significantly over the last few decades. With this growth in population, increased coastal development has occurred, putting more buildings at risk from flooding and other coastal action. Low-lying coastal areas are especially vulnerable to damage from erosion, waves, and storm surge. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) depicts two coastal flood hazard zones on its Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs): 

  • Zone VE, where the flood elevation includes wave heights equal to or greater than 3 feet; and
  • Zone AE, where the flood elevation includes wave heights less than 3 feet.

For More information, the FEMA Fact Sheet on LiMWA can be found here:  FEMA_seal

Please take a look at the LiMWA Mapping for The Town of Westbrook Here: PDF_Anim_ICON


As shown on the FEMA flood overlap, the area south of the green dashed line ( - - - ) is in the Limits of Moderate Wave Activity (LiMWA) or “Coastal High Hazard Areas”, as set forth in Section 4.C.5.3.2 of the Zoning Regulations.  

All new construction or construction that counts as a “substantial improvement” within these areas is subject to stringent requirements under the Building Code, which has been codified into our Zoning Regulations. 

There can be no basements, by way of example, and the bottom of all structure members must be elevated to one foot above flood level for these locations.  

If you have any questions or concerns about these requirements, please consult with the Flood Plain Administrator, Eric Knapp, at (860) 399-3041 or email Eric at eknapp@westbrookct.us.


Term Expires
Lee Archer
Mike J.Engels, Jr
Vincent J. Gentile
Harry Ruppenicker, Jr
Dwayne Xenelis
(R) Sec
Linda Nolf
Christopher Bazinet
George Pytlik, Jr.
(D) Alternate
Jackie Lyman
(R) Alternate

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