Breaking Ground on First Miami Forever Bond Resilience Project
Published on February 22, 2019
(Miami, FL - February 22, 2019) - City of Miami leaders will officially kick off the first Miami Forever Bond project on sea-level rise and flood prevention next week with a groundbreaking ceremony for the Fairview Flood Mitigation project. The event marks an important milestone in the City’s comprehensive efforts to make Miami the most resilient city in the world through innovative infrastructure investments, and comes close on the heels of this week’s successful summit with former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Global Commission on Climate Adaptation.
Located in the city’s low-lying Fair Isle neighborhood, which experiences regular flooding, the Fairview project is a fitting start to the Miami Forever Bond program, which city voters approved in November 2017. Nearly $200 million in Miami Forever Bond funds will be focused on mitigating the impact of current and future sea-level rise, flood risks and vulnerabilities through smart infrastructure investments like the Fairview Flood Mitigation project.
Full event details follow below.
WHO: Mayor Francis Suarez, City Commission Chairman Ken Russell,
City of Miami Office of Capital Improvements
WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for the Fairview Flood Mitigation project, the first Miami Forever Bond resilience project
WHERE: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:00am
WHEN: West Fairview St. and South Bayshore Ln., Miami, FL 33133