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CHANGES COMING TO BEACHFRONT AREA IN DEERFIELD BEACH?

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The Deerfield Beach Marine Advisory Board will hold a  meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6 PM. Members of the community are  encouraged to attend and provide public input for the creation of the City’s first Comprehensive Beach Management Plan. A copy of the outline of the Plan can be found here  or you can read it below.

Deerfield Beach’s Mayor and City Commission created the Marine Advisory Board and tasked its members with identifying programs, regulations, and actions that will encourage a healthy and friendly marine environment for the City’s residents and visitors. The Board is made up of homeowners and business people with expertise in marine-related activities and industries and will provide recommendations to the Mayor and City Commission. For further information, you can call Patrick Bardes, the City’s staff liaison to the Board. at 954.480.1426.

BEACH MANAGEMENT PLAN FEASIBILITY STUDY CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH, FL

OUTLINE
I. INTRODUCTION
a. Regional setting and general beach use
b. Comprehensive Plan – Coastal Management Element
II. STUDY AREA BACKGROUND
a. Literature review of available background data, studies, and reports
b. History of coastal protection activities in Deerfield Beach
c. Public access & parking inventory
d. Daily usage rates, lifeguard surveys, beachgoer surveys
e. Existing shoreline protection structures and prominent features
f. Present (ongoing) shoreline management activities
g. Potential sand sources (upland, offshore, inlet)
III. OBJECTIVES
a. Establish scope of the plan (meetings with City staff)
b. Stakeholder engagement (public meetings)
c. Concerns, issues, visions, awareness, expectations, framework, etc.
d. Time-frame for implementation (short, medium, long-term strategies)
e. Stated objectives and purpose
IV. COASTAL PROCESSES ASSESSMENT
a. Identify sections for analysis: North, Central, South
b. Shoreline and volumes changes by section
c. Qualitative analysis of erosion trends by section
d. Regional sediment budget and littoral transport analysis
e. Sea level rise & coastal flooding
V. ENVIRONMENTAL SETTING
a. Potentially affected listed species in local area (turtles, manatees)
b. Nearshore resources (nearshore hardbottom, corals)
c. Regulatory allowances and limitations
d. Mitigation strategies/opportunities/responsibilities
VI. STORM VULNERABILITY EVALUATION
a. Storm impact history
b. Storm modeling analysis (SBEACH or XBEACH)
c. Current level of storm protection from different return interval storms
d. Alternatives to address future storms (retreat, beach fill, dunes, structures)
e. Resiliency considerations for sea level rise, king tides, etc.
f. Feasibility assessment of project alternatives
VII. COST ESTIMATE COMPARISONS
a. Feasible plan components
b. Sand source cost comparisons
c. Estimated annual maintenance costs
d. Potential contingency costs & budgetary reserve
e. Preliminary budget for engineering, permitting, construction, monitoring
VIII. BENEFITS & PUBLIC INTEREST
a. Storm protection benefit
b. Recreational benefit
c. Economic benefit over short, medium, and long term
d. Stakeholder input
e. Beach ownership/easement issues
f. State statutes and regulatory considerations
g. Cost-Benefit analysis of most likely plan components
IX. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
a. City, County, State & Federal cost sharing evaluation
b. Grant eligibility & opportunities
c. Parking revenue, public access benefit, storm water fee
d. Special tax/assessment districts, municipal service benefit units, etc.
X. ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
a. Public awareness campaign
b. Beach maintenance (ongoing, post-storm)
c. Dune plantings
d. Hurricane preparedness
e. Inland waterways
f. Regional projects
g. New technologies
h. Long-term planning (~30 years)
i. Population growth
j. Tourism theme
XI. BEACH MANAGEMENT PLAN
a. Overview of beach history and justification for beach management
b. Summary of feasible strategies and recommended actions
c. Selected plan components with conceptual designs and cost estimates
d. Proposed implementation schedule and budget
e. Recommendations for pursuit of funding
f. Monitoring program, agency engagement, project planning, etc.
g. Integration with Deerfield Beach City’s Comprehensive Plan (Coastal Management Element)

– The Deerfield Beach Marine Advisory Board

This story was prepared by our Deerfield Beach news desk with additional  information from various public sources and other websites.

For more Deerfield Beach news and events information you can go to our website and read our publication, Deerfield Beach Magazine.

 

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