Public Infrastructure

The goal of the City of Miami Beach is to have all roads reach 3.7′ NAVD88 to deal with flooding issues. Some roads are already this high, or higher. Some are lower and require elevation. The 3.7′ NAVD88 standard is based on minimizing potential flooding associated with tides, rainfall, and sea level rise, to around the year 2055. This estimate is based on engineering models and the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Unified Sea Level Rise Projection.

The elevation of roads decreases the risk of flooding as the new advanced drainage systems underneath the roadways are designed to remove stormwater from the public right of way and personal property more efficiently than the old system. One example of a project is the roadway elevation in the Sunset Harbour Neighborhood which was raised by approximately 3 feet, in comparison to residential elevations which will only be raised between 0 and 24 inches.

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Read the city’s action plan that outlines projects and initiatives specifically tailored to Miami Beach’s strengths and vulnerabilities.

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Plastic Free
Miami Beach

It takes over 100 years for plastic to disintegrate. Learn why and how we're combating single-use plastic.

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FEMA Flood
Zone Map

93% of Miami Beach is considered to be in a flood risk area. Find out where your property stands.

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This GIS-based tool translates technical terms and measurements for the street elevation portion of infrastructure improvements.

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Urban Land

Learn about ULI's independent report on the city's ongoing resiliency efforts and stormwater management program.

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