Selma Estates Flood Mitigation Project
- Between 2013 and 2018, significant flooding events were experienced by residents along Farnborough Place, Osterly Lane, Trongate Court, Berkhamstead Place, and Saxon Shore Drive, resulting in damage to residential structures.
- A 2019 study found that a buyout program is the most viable flood mitigation option because it removes all risk of structural flooding during a 100-year storm event.
Project Update: October 14, 2021
- At its Tuesday, October 5, 2021, meeting, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved recommendation of the Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee to develop guidelines that would allow affected Selma Estates property owners to choose whether to sell their property to the county or to perform their own mitigation using county grant funding.
- To learn more about the recommendation, please view the item prepared for the October 5 meeting (PDF).
- View the video of the board meeting in which this action was approved.
- County staff are now working to develop guidelines for this project, including how to formulate acquisition offers cost estimates, and funding alternatives for the project.
- Coordination between county departments of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure, General Services, Finance and Budget, and the County Attorney’s Office will be necessary to develop the project guidelines.
- If you have questions regarding the next steps in this process, please contact Maggie Auer, project manager, by email or call 703-777-0222.
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If you have questions about the flood mitigation project, email project manager Maggie Auer at the Department of Building and Development or call 703-737-0222.
- February 24, 2021 VDEM Letter Confirming Submission of Grant Application (PDF)
- January 11, 2021 Flood Insurance Rate Map and Study (PDF)
- October 13, 2020 Finance Committee Meeting Item (PDF)
- May 5, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting Item (PDF)
- February 10, 2020 Community Meeting Presentation (PDF)
- December 3, 2019 Staff Presentation: Floodplain Analysis and Mitigation Alternatives (PDF)
- December 3, 2019 Board of Supervisors Meeting Item (PDF)
- Watershed Analysis by Wood PLC (PDF)
- FEMA Letter of Map Revision Effective June 17, 2019 (PDF)
- FEMA Letter of Map Revision Effective December 28, 2020 (PDF)
- Learn more about FEMA’s acquisition/buyout mitigation activity.(PDF)