38.8. Despite any contrary provision in this Chapter, when work on a recognized or classified heritage immovable, including its protection area if applicable, an immovable situated in a recognized, classified or declared heritage site under the Cultural Heritage Act (chapter P-9.002) or an immovable listed in an inventory carried out in accordance with section 120 of that Act has been authorized by the Minister of Culture and Communications or by the municipality having jurisdiction, as the case may be, pursuant to that Act, reconstruction is permitted following a flood. Relocation and substantial modification work are also permitted, with a maximum encroachment of 30 m2 into the flood zone, if authorized by the Minister of Culture and Communications or the municipality having jurisdiction, as the case may be.
The flood-proofing measures set out in this Division apply in the case of any work referred to in the first paragraph unless the owner has a notice, signed by a professional, showing that the prescribed measures affect the heritage value of the immovable, if the measures proposed offer equivalent protection for persons and property.
1596-2021O.C. 1596-2021, s. 491.