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Repairing Damaged Docks, Piers, and Seawalls After Hurricane Irma

Waterfront properties in the Keys and on both sides of South Florida coast were hit hard when Hurricane Irma began its assault on the state on September 10. The devastation included massive damage to the docks, boat-lifts, piers, and seawalls (“bulkheads”) that offer moorings to boats along waterfront properties. More than 2,000 vessels of all … Continue Reading

Brightline Train Launches This Month in South Florida

The country’s first private high-speed train is set to roll out this month in South Florida.  The proposed route will connect Miami to Fort Lauderdale in half an hour, and Miami to West Palm Beach in just one hour.  Train service this month will commence between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, with service expected … Continue Reading

Miami Voters Approve “Sea Level Rise” Bond Initiative

On November 7, 2017, Miami voters approved a $400 million dollar general obligation bond initiative with nearly half of the bond money ($192 million) going toward infrastructure projects to specifically, “Reduce Flooding Risks; Improve Stormwater Infrastructure.”   Although the wording of the initiative on the ballot did not include the term “sea level rise,” the initiative … Continue Reading

City of Miami Voters to Decide $400 Million Bond For Sea Level Rise and Affordable Housing

By August 30, 2017, Irma had transformed from a mere tropical storm system off the coast of Africa into a Category 5 Hurricane with South Florida appearing in its sights.  With only days before possible landfall in Miami, the entire city, its people, businesses and property owners shifted from their normal daily lives to making … Continue Reading
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