Bayfront Park Management Trust

Tina Hills Pavilion Maurice A. Ferré Park

Commissioner Joe Carollo
Bayfront Park Management Trust Chairman

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for the City of Miami’s Bayfront & Museum Park facility repairs due to damages in Hurricane Irma (DR-4337-FL PW 7314).  Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.

An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 06, 2017 for Hurricane Irma.  Comments and other information received were fully evaluated by FEMA along with evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and safety considerations. This notice serves as a project-specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within the floodplain.

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.  This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.

Responsible Entity: FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program

Applicant: City of Miami, Miami-Dade County

Project Title(s): PA-04-FL-4337-PW-07312 PN 35031 – Bayfront Park

Location of Proposed Work: (25.77621, -80.18603)

Floodplain:   Project is located in the VE Zone and the AE Zone otherwise known as the Coastal High Hazard Area and the area of 100-yer flooding, respectively, per Miami-Dade County FIRM Panels #12086C0312L, 12086C0314L, 12086C0316L and 12086C0318L dated 09/11/2009.

Proposed Work and Purpose: The City of Miami has or will repair docks (including 10 timber piles), concrete seawall caps, and various other park damage elements including chain link fencing, posts, handrails, power pedestals, light pole fixtures, fire extinguisher boxes, photo sensors and fuses, floodlights, electrical cage, decking, canvas canopies, irrigation system, in-ground meter boxes, sod, sand, topsoil, rubber mulch matting, coral rock benches, safety chains, seawall access ladders, and an outdoor amphitheater’s steel roof, fascia, overhead door and exposed/outdoor plaster ceiling. No mitigation is included in this project.

Project Alternatives The alternative that has been considered is the no action alternative.  This alternative is not feasible as the area will remain vulnerable to property damage and hazards to human safety.  The no action alternative would adversely impact social and economic resources for the community.   Alternate locations were not considered as the damaged elements are part of a larger engineered and landscaped waterfront park and dock facility that is functionally dependent upon its location within the floodplain.  The facility also provides open space uses for recreation and habitat for wildlife.

Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described action funded by the FEMA PA program.  Interested persons may submit comments, questions, or request a map of this specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or by emailing Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4337-PW-07312 PN 35031 –City of Miami Bayfront Park, at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.

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