The objectives of the study include (1) reduce flooding caused by coastal storms, extreme high tides, and future projected sea level rise in the study area; (2) explore opportunities to increase community resiliency from future coastal storms. Issues that are anticipated include concern for aesthetics, cultural resources, recreation, socioeconomics, environmental justice, wetlands, fish and wildlife resources, threatened and endangered species, and water quality. CSRM measures to be evaluated may include a combination of structural (i.e., tidal gates, seawalls, revetments, levees, drainage improvements, building elevation, etc.), non-structural (i.e., relocation, buyouts, etc.), and natural and nature-based features (i.e., living shorelines, vegetated features, oyster reefs, and maritime forests). Public Comments will be accepted throughout the life of the study.
Back Bay Signing Ceremony January 9th, 2023From L to R: Commissioner Garris, Vice Mayor Horvath, Colonel James Booth (Jacksonville District Commander, United States Army Corps of Engineers), Commissioner Springfield, Mayor Sikes-Kline, Commissioner Blonder, Chris Miller (District Director, U.S. Representative John Rutherford (FL-04)