Miami’s seawall debate: How tall the wall?
Written by Gabriel Poblete on April 28, 2020
The City of Miami is hashing out its seawall ordinance to increase height requirements, but a provision that seawalls be strong enough in case they need to be further raised met pushback.
Commissioner Alex Díaz de la Portilla zeroed in on the requirement that property owners make their seawalls’ structural integrity capable of a further increase in height. The legislation would mandate seawalls and other shoreline protection structures to have an elevation of 6 feet with the capability of being increased to 8 feet.
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