Floating Structures

As a result of a proposal of an “Oysterplex” in King and Queen County, which included two floating structures in open water used for commercial use rather than residential use, new permitting, regulatory, and jurisdiction questions were raised. Therefore MPPDC staff will: (1) review the lessons learned with the proposal approval of the Oysterplex, (2) create a Floating Structures Committee to discuss permitting barriers related to process for future applicants as well as strategies for possible guidance for permitting of floating commercial structures in the future, and (3) the committee will work to develop the necessary policy and guidance to include local planning administrators /departments in the Joint Permit Application process.