JACKSONVILLE, Florida --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, seeks public scoping comments as it prepares an Integrated Feasibility Study and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation to address coastal storm damages and risks in the Village of Key Biscayne, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
USACE is gathering information to define issues and concerns that will be addressed in an analysis prepared in compliance with the NEPA and encourages the submission of comments, views and additional information from the public for review and consideration. Miami-Dade County is the study's non-federal sponsor.
The aim of the Key Biscayne CSRM Feasibility Study is to reduce the risk of future coastal storm damages in the study area that may be driven by flooding, erosion and wave attack, along with the effects of future sea level rise and tidal flooding. Such hazards threaten infrastructure and public safety in the village’s coastal and back bay areas and reduce the environmental quality of adjacent waters and habitats. Infrastructure in the study area includes public parkland, residential and commercial properties, cultural resources, roads and emergency evacuation route CR913.
Study objectives include developing proposals to reduce flooding caused by coastal storms, extreme high tides and future projected sea level rise in the study area; and an exploration of opportunities to increase community resiliency from future coastal storms. Anticipated issues to be addressed include concern for aesthetics, cultural resources, recreation, socioeconomics, fish and wildlife resources, threatened and endangered species, essential fish habitat, CBRA units and water quality.
The Corps seeks written comments regarding the proposed project by Dec. 27 via email to KeyBiscayneCSRM@usace.army.mil or by U.S. mail to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ATTN: Darren Pecora
701 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
For information about other USACE studies and projects, please visit www.saj.usace.army.mil.
Release no. 23-079