Waterfront property is subject to regulations that other properties are not. Since 1984, waterfront property in and around the Chesapeake Bay has been protected by the Critical Area Commission. There are many local, environmental and health regulations that vary County to County based on interpretation. Each County and city have its own governing regulations and processes. When investing in a waterfront property, it is wise to invest in an Architectural firm that is familiar with these regulations. Living on and around the waterfront is unlike living anyplace else!