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Cordova Road Seawall Project

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Project Summary

The City of Fort Lauderdale will begin replacing the publicly-owned portion of the Cordova Road Seawall from SE 7th to SE 12th Street (see map below) in 2019.

The existing structure is in disrepair and has a top elevation lower than the current high tide events, allowing seasonal King Tides to cause flooding on Cordova Road. In addition, the City is considering modifying the Dock Permit ordinance (Sec. 8-144. - Private use of public property abutting waterways) that allows neighbors to construct and use docks on this public seawall. 

The new seawall and associated drainage infrastructure have already been designed and are expected to be through permitting in early 2019.  Construction is expected to take 12 months from mobilization, targeted for completion in fall 2020.

Click here to view the Cordova Road Seawall Project Renderings (Pre and Post Construction)

For project related questions, please contact Project Manager Juan Carlos Samuel at (954) 828-6323 or

Project MOT Maps


Phase I MOT




Phase II MOT




Phase III



 Phase IV



 Phase V (a)



 Phase V (b)



Cordova Seawall Replacement: Construction Notice

Update: July 7, 2020

Update: June 8, 2020

Update: May 5, 2020

Update: April 6, 2020

Update: March 4, 2020

Update: February 7, 2020

Update: January 29, 2020

Update: January 13, 2020

Cordova Seawall Replacement: Dock Removal Notice

Cordova Letter to Dock Permittess - 8-11-19

Cordova Letter to Dock Permittess - 6-17-19

Cordova Letter to Dock Permittess - 2-13-19

Cordova Seawall Replacement: Dock Permit Information

Application Form for Waivers and Permits

Approved Dock Ordinance

Public Input

Neighbors were invited to a public meeting on the seawall project to get additional information and ask questions on Feb. 26, 2019. A presentation was also made at the May 2, 2019 Marine Advisory Board Meeting. See below for informational materials: 

The City has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions as the City pursues this Community Investment Project to reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of flooding on Cordova Road, to provide more consistent access to the Rio Vista neighborhood, and to improve coastal resilience to tidal flooding and sea level rise.

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