FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for the City of Miami’s damaged Virginia Key Beach Historic Park due to Hurricane Irma (DR-4337-FL PW 06534). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.
An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 6, 2017 for Hurricane Irma. Comments and other information received were fully evaluated by FEMA along with evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and safety considerations. This notice serves as a project-specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within the floodplain.
Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.
Responsible Entity: FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program
Applicant: City of Miami Project Title(s): PA-04-FL-4337-PW-06534; PN 26827-Virginia Beach Key Park Trust Location of Proposed Work: 4020 Virginia Beach Dr, Miami, FL 33149; GPS Coordinates: 25.73588, -80.15543
Floodplain: The project is located in Zone AE per Miami-Dade County FIRM Panel #s 12086C0481L; 12086C0482L dated 09/11/2009.
Proposed Work and Purpose: Elements of the Virginia Key Beach Historic Park were damaged as a result of Hurricane Irma.
Completed repair and replacement work includes: wooden pre-fabricated cabins, exterior damages on a modular office, and a replaced canvas tent. Work to be completed includes replacing a customized awning cover for the picnic pavilion, picnic grills, wood and steel picnic tables, a shade umbrella for the playground, fencing, and 2 thatch and wood chickee huts. No mitigation is included in this project.
Project Alternatives: The no-action alternative was considered. This alternative is not feasible as the area is a historic park and provides recreational open-space use for the community. With the no action alternative, continued negative impacts on residents and the community may be experienced. Alternate locations were not considered as the historical importance of the park is based upon its Virginia Key location.
Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described action funded by the FEMA PA program. Interested persons may submit comments, questions, or request a map of this specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, or by emailing FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4337-PW-06534, City of Miami at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.