City of Miami has 88 miles of waterfront -- bayside, and riverside combined. The waterfront is Miami’s first line of defense against flooding and, while it is the most vulnerable, it is also ripe for investment and enhancement. 29 of those miles are City-owned and the remaining 59 miles are privately-owned, underscoring the necessity for government and property owners to work together to develop and install uniform solutions. Through a combination of nature-based and structural means, we can reduce Miami’s risk of coastal and riverine flooding, and make these areas more resilient. We must develop and implement city-wide waterfront standards that will reduce flood impacts from tidal events and storm surge, provide standards for aesthetic cohesion, help us adapt to sea level rise over time, and enhance waterfront access.
- Objective 3.1: Reduce the severity, duration, and impact of coastal and riverine flooding on shorelines and surrounding communities.
- Objective 3.2: Update and implement waterfront design standards.
- Objective 3.3: Accelerate investment in features along the waterfront.