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Project Summary

The Isle of Palms seawall was identified in the Seawall Masterplan as one of the top priority seawall replacements within the City of Fort Lauderdale. 

In addition to the structural degradation status of this seawall, it also gets overtopped during king tide events several times a year. These tidal events cause mass flooding on Isle of Palm Drive, damaging both public and private property and making public right of ways impassible due to the salt water inundation. 

The Isle of Palms seawall is approximately 900 linear feet long. The new replacement seawall design will consist of cantilever steel sheet piles with a concrete cap, and will have a minimum cap elevation of 5.00’ NAVD. The new design will ensure that this seawall will no longer be breached during tidal events.

Update: January 9, 2020

 -Construction contract is expected to be fully executed by January 17, 2020.

-Mobilization is now tentatively scheduled for early February 2020.

-Construction is expected to be completed by October 2020.

Public Input

Neighbors were invited to a public meeting on the seawall project to get additional information and ask questions on September 30, 2019. 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 Isle of Palms Drive, to provide more consistent access to the Isle of Palms neighborhood, and to improve coastal resilience to tidal flooding and sea level rise.