Brittany Bay Park and Seawall

Project Phase – Construction

Project Location

Brittany Bay Park is located on the intracoastal waterway, just north of the 63 Street Bridge and west of Indian Creek Drive.

Scope of Work

This project will be the City’s s second hybrid design incorporating a structural seawall with a living shoreline. The seawall rehabilitation was designed to protect several mangroves trees in the area and to allow for planting of additional mangrove trees, as well as other native and resilient wetland plants near the shore.

These improvements will not only revitalize the waterfront, but also enhance the surrounding riparian and intertidal environment by creating new habitat for aquatic and terrestrial species and improving water quality via filtration of upland run-off.

The scope of work for this project also includes the removal of invasive, exotic trees and plants along the seawall. In order to protect the existing mangroves, several trees within the park will also need to be removed to accommodate the installation and proper bracing of the new seawall. This canopy will be mitigated with 27 trees, including green buttonwood, gumbo limbo, sea grape, pitch apple, and a mix of mangrove species. All trees that will be removed have been permitted and will be tagged prior to removal.

The project shall be executed in two phases. The first phase includes the  installation of the structural seawall and the removal of the referenced invasive trees and plants. The second phase includes the installation of the new living shoreline; an overlook deck that will connect park users to the living seawall’s edge; improved pathways and site furniture; and pedestrian lighting to enhance security and safety.

Status

The contractor for the first phase of the project, Shoreline Foundation Inc. started the rehabilitation of the seawall in August 2017. Construction of the seawall is anticipated to be complete in Fall 2018. The construction of the second phase, which includes the new hybrid living seawall, the new overlook, and the installation of the improved pathways, site furnishings, and pedestrian lighting is scheduled to be completed Summer 2019.

Project Timeline

Design Start: September 2016
Construction Start, Phase 1: August 2017
Project Construction Completion Expected: August 2019

Project Team

Senior Capital Improvements Project Coordinator: Colette Satchel
Capital Projects Coordinator: Tony Brown

CIP is working in coordination with the Department of Environment & Sustainability for design and permitting on the seawall project.
Sustainability Manager:  Flavia Tonioli

Designer: Brindley Pieters & Associates, Inc.

Public Information Specialist: Lauren Firtel
305.673.7071
laurenfirtel@miamibeachfl.gov