Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc. was contracted by the City of Miami Beach to design and permit an on-grade, ADA-accessible beach pathway that will support the use of bicycles, walking, and other non-motorized means of transportation. The MBRC project is a part of the greater Atlantic Greenway Network. The MBRC is a two mile long paver walkway that will connect to the existing Miami Beach Boardwalk at Indian Beach Park on the south and the North Beach Recreational Trail at Allison Park on the north. The scope of work includes extensive public outreach, branding and site design, coastal engineering and permitting, dune planting plans, lighting design, and bidding and construction administration.
The proposed path falls east of the erosion control line on state owned land adjacent to the coastal dune system. CGA environmental staff conducted all the development site inspections and plant identifications and processed the permitting through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. CGA environmental staff also coordinated with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation on protection for marine turtle nesting habitat. Design and permitting are anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2015, with construction beginning soon after.
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