Mexico Beach Planning and Zoning Board discuss proposed code changes

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Mexico Beach planning and zoning officials reviewed a few changes they plan on proposing Tuesday night.

Two of the major proposed changes included making new buildings stand up to 140 miles an hour winds up from 130.

They also discussed raising buildings up in known flood zones. Officials say they'll propose raising buildings up one and a half feet above the recommended height in flood zones throughout the city.

They say if these proposals are approved at their meeting Tuesday
night, they believe the building moratorium could be lifted by Monday.

They say there has been no new construction in Mexico Beach over the past 90 days.