Livability, Resilience, and Prosperity: the Pillars of NBV
With the guidance of the North Bay Village NBV100 Master Plan, the Village is striving to become a more livable, sustainable and prosperous community that can adapt to the challenges of rising seas and a changing climate. At least one of the three pillars of NBV100: Livability, Resilience, and Prosperity, are present in each project the Village embarks on. Below, you’ll find a few of the initiatives currently being undertaken by the Village.
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Last Updated: 06/14/2022
By prioritizing people–residents, business owners, and visitors–North Bay Village will become a more attractive place to work, live and do business.
NBV seeks to develop a community park in partnership with the Miami-Dade County Public School (MDCPS) Board and the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) that would result in a major renovation to the perimeter of TIES and include a community center and padel courts on Galleon Street. Negotiations with both MDCPS and AFA are ongoing.
The community park will include approximately half a mile of walking/jogging trail, sports courts, public-accessible restrooms, and drainage improvements will be designed in compliance with governmental and environmental regulations. Efforts will be made to design a system that is adaptable to future climate change. The TIES façade will also undergo improvements including landscaping, enhanced fencing, and enhanced curb appeal. The project also includes the addition of a synthetic turf, multi-purpose field area for soccer and other activities.
The design phase of this project is expected to be completed by September of 2023. The construction phase will begin by the end of 2023 and finish in 2025.
The most recent renderings of the project can be found here.
NBV is working to make Kennedy Causeway, the Village’s main thoroughfare, a pedestrian-focused boulevard that better serves the Village’s core, prioritizing pedestrian safety, enhancing multi-modal mobility and connectivity, supporting economic growth by making the corridor a more attractive place for businesses, and promoting a healthy network people can use for walking and biking.
The Village is currently in the planning phase of this project, which includes traffic and safety analysis, conceptual design, public engagement, and compiling an engineering report on the feasibility of implementing the project concepts. By the end of summer 2022, the Village expects to host multiple opportunities to present the project, including at various meetings and workshops. The design and construction timeline of the project is to be determined.
Town Hall Presentation (April 7, 2022)
Town Hall Flyer (April 7, 2022)
2021 Presentation (August 11, 2021 Presentation)
Harbor Island and Treasure Island (Phase I Completed)
This project has replaced cracked and uneven sidewalks, curbs and gutters, as well as install new ramps and sidewalks following ADA standards on Treasure Island and Harbor Island.
Treasure Island (Phase II)
This project is currently in the bid phase. It includes new construction and upgrades to sidewalks, installation of audible beacons, and construction of crosswalks to meet ADA requirements not addressed in Phase I. Construction on Phase II is estimated to begin in Fall 2022.
Bus shelters in the Village will be redesigned to match the new NBV branding.
The design will be approved by the Village Commission by December 2022. The first shelter will be fabricated and installed by March 2023 with subsequent shelters installed over the next two years.
This project will give residents access to Biscayne Bay by constructing a civic park with boat dock, picnic area with pavilion, nature trail with signage, lighting, landscaping, and a bike rack.
The project is now in the design and permitting phase and the conceptual designs will be completed by January 2023. Construction will begin January 2024 and is expected to be completed by December.
This project, completed in 2022, improves the green spaces in the area by planting ground cover and shade trees that enlarge the canopy – creating more shade and reducing heat island effects while enhancing the aesthetic beauty of East and West Drive.
Residents will finally have public access to Biscayne Bay. The Marine Facility at Vogel Park will include a police boat dock and a kayak launch site for residential use.
The design and permitting phase for this project is expected to be completed by September 2022. The construction phase for the facility is expected to finish by April 2023.
The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management practices that exceed the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Over 1,500 communities participate nationwide. NBV began the process of applying for membership in the CRS program in 2021. In 2022, the Village was admitted to the CRS program as a class 8 municipality with a 10% reduction rate for all flood insurance policies starting in October 2022.
The goal of the Village is to continue progressing in the CRS and achieve a class 4 ranking by 2030, saving residents at least 30% off their flood insurance premiums.
NBV is currently in the process of developing a Village-wide Stormwater Master Plan that will enable the Village to assess the existing stormwater infrastructure, evaluate current and future drainage conditions, determine allowable level of flooding, and identify improvements to address future rain, flood, and water quality concerns based on scientifically-backed projections and state-of-the-art modeling tools. This report was completed in June 2022.
View the latest developments on this project here.
North Bay Island has been reported to experience chronic flooding for typical Florida summer storm events, especially during high tide conditions. More specifically, excessive roadway ponding of more than one foot has been documented in the Southeast quadrant of the island, specifically along Bay Terrace near the intersection of Coquina Drive and on Beachview Drive.
The existing stormwater conveyance system in this region is composed of catch basins and storm sewers that collect and convey excess rainfall to an existing stormwater pump station. The pump system consists of one submersible pump that discharges drainage into one stormwater injection well. In addition, the system includes three gravity outfall culverts for positive discharge in case of emergency scenarios (i.e. pump failure).
A review of records by BCC Engineering shows that the existing pump station has not been operating properly since its installation in 1996. In more recent years, the pump system has been completely turned off due to the pump only intermittently operating for a minute at a time prior to triggering the automatic ‘shut-off’ switch. Without an operational pump, the storm sewer system is solely dependent on the gravity outfall culverts, which are severely limited in their discharge capacity due to their small diameter. Consequently, prolonged periods of inundation are observed, with the existing conveyance system being incapable of delivering an adequate level of service to the neighborhood.
What is being done:
- A study was conducted by BCC Engineering which assessed the current issues and established a basis for a design solution.
- BCC presented the Village with three design options for the replacement of the NBI Stormwater Pump Station. The Village is proceeding with Option 1, at an estimated construction cost of $275,000. To learn more, click here.
- BCC Engineering has now moved forward with designing the solution, which will be completed by March 2022. The total design cost is $124,908.40, which also includes a provision for permitting and bid documents for the construction phase of the stormwater improvement project.
This project will evaluate the existing wastewater pumping and control systems for improved performance and efficiency. It will evaluate the current system’s flow patterns, analyze pump station capacities, review pump station operation to ensure connection to the Village’s existing force main system, and replace the existing pump station building on Galleon Street with a new submersible pump station for improved site development opportunities. The bid phase of this project will be complete by September 2022. Construction is expected to finish by the end of 2023.
The implementation of adaptive and proactive measures is necessary for our water-privileged community. Resiliency measures related to climate change, environmental health, and the Village’s financial resiliency are included in this section.
North Bay Village’s prime location and residential areas offer a unique experience to visitors and business owners.
The Island Walk project will provide waterfront access to the public through pedestrian walkways along the northern boundaries of Treasure Island. The project will raise the seawall along this border and will incorporate an over-water connector linking the North and South Island Walk Plazas.
According to Village Code 8.14 – Shoreline accessibility, the RM-70 and CG districts contiguous to Biscayne Bay and its natural tributaries shall provide and maintain a shoreline walkway adjacent to and parallel to the riparian right-of-way. The shoreline walkway shall be provided continuously along the water for the full width of the property and shall be at least 25 feet wide.
Separately, a plaza will be built as part of the Island Walk. Referred to as the Island Walk North Plaza, it will be approximately 180 linear feet along the northern strip of Kennedy Causeway starting from the East Biscayne Bay bascule bridge.
The design and permitting phase for parts of the Island Walk is currently underway. Construction is also underway and will be done in segments. The design for the North Plaza is now complete. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2023.
This project includes roadway reconstruction, milling, repaving, and landscaping elements. The design will provide for drainage, traffic control and calming, and enhanced pedestrian accessibility and walkability.
The planning phase of the project will be completed by November 2022. The design and construction timeline is to be determined.
This project includes roadway reconstruction, milling, repaving, and landscaping elements. The design will provide for drainage, traffic control and calming, and enhanced pedestrian accessibility and walkability. The design and permitting phase of the project will be completed by September 2023. Construction will begin by the end of 2023.