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Artist rendering of the Multi-Generational Facility exterior.
Site plan for the Multi-Generational Facility, Orange Avenue at the top.
The City of Cape Canaveral Multi-Generational Facility is underway and in the early stages of taking shape. We wanted to share some of the highlights of what has been accomplished to date and what can be expected in the coming one or two months.
Work on Site:
- The concrete slab for the new MGF has been poured and completed.
- The exterior concrete block walls are in progress now and will be continuing.
- Removal of the baseball infield red clay is expected to start this month.
- Structural Steel: the structural steel will be starting the very end of April and going through May 2021. During this time we will have a large crane that will be mobilized to the project for the setting of the 2nd floor steel and the roof steel. During this time, residents can expect to see and hear some additional activity on the jobsite as the steel is installed. Residents will also observe welding going on inside the building as we secure the building steel to the concrete structure.
- Perimeter Parking Demo and Construction: The redesign of the perimeter parking area is close to completion and will allow the Contractor to commence the work based on the new design that saves most of the existing trees around the existing playground area. This new design incorporates smaller parking spaces to allow the needed parking required by code but still save the desired trees. We expect that this demolition and perimeter work will be able to commence in the month of April.
- Playground: The City of Cape Canaveral is reinstalling the fence around the park starting the week of 4/5/21. As soon as this installation is complete, the temp fence inside the park will be primarily removed and relocated to the South west portion of the park. The tire-swing may need to remain closed at this time, for safety reasons; however, the balance of the park will be reopened to the public within the next 1-2 weeks as a direct result of the redesign and tree save effort.
Work Progress for Week Ending 5/7/21:
- Second floor concrete block wall work continues
- Forming of Lintels on finished concrete block walls commenced
- Forming of Columns for entrance and balcony commenced
- Removal of clay from construction site commenced
- At the February 16, 2021 City Council Meeting, in light of Council’s recently approved parking ordinance, Council unanimously authorized staff to review and consider revisions to parking at Canaveral City Park on the South and South East sections of the park in order to save as many trees as possible, while being mindful of associated costs. The newly adopted parking code enables alternate configurations which are intended to promote a more environmentally sustainable development trend by a reduction of required parking spaces where reasonably achievable.
Although a code compliant mitigation plan was previously approved for the trees that are/were scheduled for removal, this new goal is intended keep more of the current trees in this area as they are. Staff has since met with the civil design engineer who is already working on an updated site plan proposal using the new parking code and taking into consideration Council’s priority of saving as many oaks as possible. The City’s contractor, W+J Construction, is working with the City through this process and will wait until an updated site plan is approved before proceeding with those sections of the park.
- Traffic on Harrison Avenue will be diverted to one way, heading east, between Orange and Magnolia Avenues. The west bound side of the road will be closed for construction for approximately 45 days and lasting through April.
The RFQ for Construction Services covers three distinct Projects:
The Multi-Generational Facility (MGF),
Significant improvements at Canaveral City Park, and
The CAPE Center.
The planned skate park feature at Canaveral City Park has been removed from consideration due to likely impacts/conflicts with underground utilities and the recently completed stormwater exfiltration system infrastructure.
A splash pad will not be included in the first phase of the Canaveral City Park project. However, infrastructure supporting a future splash pad will be included in the first phase.
Following two design/budget negotiation meetings, W+J Construction submitted a Construction Manager At Risk Agreement with a Guaranteed Maximum Price of $7,998,193 total for all three Projects.
W+J Construction was selected based upon their qualifications and experience with similar projects, submitting a preliminary budget of $8,944,536 total for all three Projects.
Contract has been finalized.
- The groundbreaking ceremony took place on December 22, 2020. Initial work at the site will commence in January 2021 and barring any unforeseen challenges, the target completion is Fall of 2021.
PROJECT HISTORY + TIMELINE
3/2/2020: City issued Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #2020-01 for Construction Management firms.
6/10/2020: Top three firms presented their qualifications before a selection committee comprised of the City Manager, Capital Projects Director, Public Works Services Director, Leisure Services Director, Cultural + Community Affairs Director and the design architect.
11/19/2019, City Council approved the addition of one task to the initial scope of work, authorizing RZK to include solar energy at both the MGF and CAPE Center facilities, thereby amending the initial capital outlay by an additional $190,000.
1/18/2018: In order to accommodate the height of a proper two story recreation building, City Council approved Ordinance No. 01-2018 amending Section 110-296 of the Land Development Code to increase the maximum height for public or recreational buildings and structures located on properties with a Future Land Use designation of Public/Recreation to 35 Feet. This allowed for the design of the MGF at 35 feet maximum height.
3/20/2018: City Council approved a design proposal in the amount of $335,740 to Architects RZK, Inc. (RZK) for Architectural and Engineering Services related to:
- Master Plan Canaveral City Park to include the construction of a 20,000 sq. ft. MGF and necessary site improvements, to include a provision for a future Splash Pad and an area for a future Skate Park, and;
- Design the redevelopment of the CAPE Center.
5/15/2018: City Council reaffirmed its commitment to move forward with construction of the MGF and CAPE Center as part of the top priorities derived from the FY18/19 Strategic Planning Retreat.
9/18/2018: City Council approved Resolution No. 2018-16 authorizing the 10-year, $6.2M loan from the City to the CRA for Phase 1 of the MGF and renovations for the CAPE Center.
5/16/2017: The concept for this Project kicked off at the Regular Meeting with City Council approving a conceptual Master Plan of a redeveloped Canaveral City Park. In that depiction, a MGF, new exterior restrooms, Splash Pad, Skate Park, new playground, synthetic turf area with shade shelters, improved connectivity and parking were included at an approximate engineer’s estimate cost of just under $10,000,000.
7/18/2017: City Council adopted Ordinance No. 07-2017, a $6,200,000 Capital Improvement Revenue Note. This was to provide a future loan (Resolution No. 2018-16) to the City’s Community Redevelopment Area to support a first phase of the Canaveral City Park Redevelopment and the CAPE Center.
Only five of these tasks (design of the MGF, construction of the MGF, design of the CAPE Center, construction of the CAPE Center and CAPE Center exterior/tie-in to plaza) comprised the initial scope of work for both projects. The City obtained a $4.6M low interest loan to cover the estimated costs of the five original tasks of the initial scope of work.
- City Council approves a Consent Proclamation for a Multi-purpose Community Center
Why was the price received higher than $4.6M?
The $4.6 loan did not intend to include any of the $3.5M for the Canaveral City Park site development. However, once the design began taking shape, it was determined that the existing asphalt parking at Canaveral City Park (CCP) would not be sufficient for the MGF. This required the scope of the initial construction project to increase to now include some development of the future planned amenities at the CCP site: all parking - grubbing/asphalt demo/grading/compaction/parking around the entire park site, associated lighting and sidewalks.
Prepping for the future splash pad by adding a splash pad equipment room and associated underground utilities increased the initial scope of work.
Solar was added to both projects.
Construction costs have risen in the time between when the task order was given to the Architect and the time when the City received the CMAR RFQ submittals.
And, of course, the early projected costs were approximate.
Ocean Woods Buffer Zone Maintenance Project
This page has been updated to answer all Frequently Asked Questions:
Status Update 4/13/2021:
After a request from the Ocean Woods Homeowners Association, the permit for the Ocean Woods North Buffer Zone's 80% landscape coverage requirement has been extended through 12/31/2022.
Status Update 3/17/2021:
Approval was granted to Marlowe Landscaping, Inc. on March 11, 2021 to begin the replanting of landscaping materials in the east end of the North Buffer Zone (NBZ). The work will include the planting of Sea Grapes and palm trees, which City Staff will monitor for compliance with the Buffer Zone Maintenance Permit (Permit) that requires a visual separation to the Harbor Heights neighborhood. Once it is determined that the planting is consistent with the Permit, replanting of the remainder of the NBZ will move forward.
Status Update 3/10/21:
Advantage Concrete received necessary permitting from the City on 2/17/2021. Since then, they have been working on clearing the North Buffer Zone and will move into hauling off debris and grading the area in accordance with the approved plans. Once grading has been completed, the replanting effort will begin.
Status Update 8/17/20:
The North Buffer Zone stormwater drainage system is currently being evaluated by Allen Engineering under the employ of OWHOA. Allen Engineering is currently creating an engineering plan to effectuate any and all needed stormwater repairs.
Status Update 4/27/20:
The fence along the north property line, south of Harbor Heights, is scheduled to begin this week.
Status Update 4/13/20:
Fence replacement is scheduled to commence April 16. A USPS letter was mailed to all Harbor Heights owners of property adjacent to the fence line.
Status Update 3/4/20:
The survey crew has begun shooting topo and survey and is expected to be completed the week of the March 16th. Once that is finished, the process of finalizing the civil drawings will begin.
Fence screening has been completed.
Status Update 10/3/19:
Status Update 9/13/19:
- City Officials continue to monitor the work. Work crews have cut down and/or removed invasive Brazilian Pepper Trees from Banyan Way to the end of Live Oak Ct. This week, Staff received 0 comments from neighboring property owners. The Brazilian Pepper Tree removal work is nearly done, with the removal and/or grinding of stumps remaining and some work near electrical lines. Staff reports indicate that only one 10” oak tree was removed by the contractor as a Brazilian Pepper Tree had grown around it. Fence repairs are being made and screen fabric will soon be applied to the fence. Phase 2, the repair of the stormwater drainage system, will commence soon, to be followed by the replanting of the buffer zone with native species. For more information visit: https://www.cityofcapecanaveral.org/government/ocean_woods.php
- Work commenced the week of July 28th on the clearing of an overgrowth of rank vegetation from the Ocean Woods North Buffer Zone adjacent to the Harbor Heights neighborhood. Once the overgrowth of rank vegetation is removed, the HOA will obtain permitting for stormwater/drainage improvements. Replanting of appropriate trees will then take place. As part of a cooperative agreement, Ocean Woods will provide a mail-out to adjacent Harbor Heights Property Owners.
Please contact the Community + Economic Development Department at (321) 868-1220 for more information.
Lift Station No. 3 Investigation
Staff will further investigate the condition of the former wet well located adjacent to Lift Station No. 3 at the Central Ditch. The well will be accessed and any wastewater contents will be extracted with a vac truck and the well filled with sand. The wet well may be leaking sludge into the Ditch thus increasing coliform counts in collected surface water samples.
WRF Improvement Projects
Major Water Reclamation Facility (WRF)/Collections System Improvement Projects:
Several of these projects have been delayed due to the inability to obtain electronic equipment from suppliers due to the Covid-19 virus. Staff continues to meet with selected firms to assist in the engineering design for numerous future projects (some funded by the State Revolving Fund [SRF] Program) as follows:
- Lift Station #3 Upgrade (West Central Blvd - SRF) – Mead and Hunt
- Major construction activities are complete. The rebuilt lift station was placed into service on May 7; installation of a fence and site cleanup remain.
- WRF Disk/Drum Filters/Tertiary Filters Installation (SRF) – Kimley-Horn
- L7 Construction, Inc. (selected contractor) is currently ordering equipment with mobilization to the WRF in May 2021. The City was awarded a grant from the state legislature in the amount of $250,000 to help fund the project.
- WRF SCADA System (SRF) – Stantec, Inc.
- City Council approved the low bidder (Chinchor Electric, Inc.) at the April Council meeting; Staff is currently scheduling a pre-construction meeting.
- WRF Consent Order Compliance – Tetra Tech
- The work is required by the Consent Order with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and includes installation of a carbon feed system and nutrient monitoring probes throughout the WRF. Staff training continues and the contractor finalized all punch list issues. The new system is currently undergoing a 10-day trial period to ensure operational efficiency.
- Lift Station #5 Rebuild (Treasure Island Condominium - SRF) – Jones Edmunds
- All survey work is complete; design of the new lift station continues. SRF funding will be requested at the August 2021 FDEP meeting.
Long Point Road Estuary Park Project
Recent/future project tasks at the site include:
Staff was notified by Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) that the City’s grant application for $327,400 to further develop the property was approved. Contract was approved by City Council at the November meeting. Staff from St. Johns River Water Management (SJRWMD) performed another site visit on March 4, 2021. Permit requirements are currently being finalized; bid specifications and engineering drawings are in preparation.
City’s consultant is monitoring growth of native tree species and regrowth of Brazilian pepper trees; an additional treatment was completed in late-April. A grant application was submitted to the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) to partially fund the design and construction of a boardwalk and other amenities from the western end of Long Point Road to the Banana River.
The City’s contractor removed and disposed offsite over 71 tons of asphalt and concrete construction debris discovered at the site. The property will be replanted with native tree species per the Planting Plan as approved by St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD). Staff was informed by SJRWMD that they will not be purchasing the two wetlands properties to the south of the City-owned site. It was determined that the property to the immediate south already includes a conservation easement so mitigation credits are not available for the removal of Brazilian pepper trees. Improvements described above will continue on the City-owned property. Project updates are available in The Weekly Update, on the City web page and on City social media platforms.
Staff initiated preparation of a Waterway Assistance Program (WAP) grant application for the funding of park improvements including construction of a boardwalk, small parking lot, kayak launch, etc. The grant application is due in March 2020.
Overview: Since 2007 the City had been exploring a 35% matching grant with the Department of the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to fund environmental restoration of the Long Point Road site. From 2007 to 2016 minimal City funds were expended to complete initial reporting requirements, define the scope of work, conduct site visits, develop management plans or interview contractors. In 2017 however, an opportunity allowed the City to work with a local developer and the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) — both of whom were seeking mitigation credits for various projects — to pursue a management plan.
This 7.9 acres of riverfront, City owned land located on the western end of Long Point Road consists of mixed wetland/exotic hardwoods, mangroves, fresh/salt water marsh, and the invasive species known as the Brazilian Pepper tree. Even in its current state, the Long Point Road property represents one of the last conservation habitats in Cape Canaveral. The City’s goal is to turn this space into a passive conservation area for current and future generations of the Community to enjoy. The project segments are as follows:
- Segment 1 (200± feet): Eastern end of the property already mostly cleared of vegetation as part of past Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts in 2016;
- Segment 2 (4± acres): Middle portion of the property, where all activities will be funded by a local developer, entered into a Conservation Agreement on August 21, 2018; and
- Segment 3 (3.88± acres): Western portion (waterfront) of the property, where all activities will be funded by SJRWMD, entered into a Conservation Agreement on October 16, 2018.
Timeline: This project will be completed using a phased approach based on the SJRWMD permit and 5-year Management Plan (Participation Agreement) which requires: a vegetative survey; planting plan specifications; invasive species removal/monitoring; on-site inspections and an 80% natural plant survival rate.
- Phase I: Removal of all invasive species by various appropriate methods on Segment 1, 2 and 3 will take place in FY19/20.
- Phase II: The construction of passive park amenities such as but not limited to: bat/bird houses, prefabricated restroom, a riverfront elevated boardwalk and kayak landing, nature center/pavilion, educational kiosks, benches, gazebos and limited on-site parking will likely occur in FY21/22.
Funding: All initial tasks will be funded by the City with later reimbursement from SJRWMD ($54,910) upon completion of all activities pursuant to the Participation Agreement. Funding for work performed on Phase I (clearing/replanting) Segment 2 will be provided by the local developer, and Segment 3 will be provided by SJRWMD. All mitigation credits will be split between Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the future widening of SR 528 and the local developer. Funding of the Phase II park amenity development tasks (estimated $865,000) will be pursued through various organizations in FY20/21 including the Brevard County Tourist Development Council and Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND).
Please contact Jeff Ratliff, Capital Projects Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (321) 868-1220.
West Central Blvd/Thurm Blvd Streetscape Project
West Central Blvd
The City’s contractor continues construction of improvements including the rebuilding of the eastbound lane of West Central Boulevard; work on the pedway and westbound lane is complete. The current work on the eastbound lane includes the replacement of stormwater pipe, improvements to sidewalks and complete road reconstruction. The eastbound lane is now closed to vehicular traffic until project completion; the westbound lane is one way traffic to Thurm Boulevard. Access to SR A1A is via Thurm Boulevard. The project work area includes West Central Boulevard from SR A1A to Thurm Boulevard and includes the construction of streetscape amenities similar to Ridgewood and North Atlantic Avenues.
For the week of May 10, the contractor continued installation of new stormwater pipe/underdrains, replacement of sidewalk and placement of roadway base materials in the southern lane. Changes to the stormwater system that were required due to utility conflicts were completed.
- The anticipated project completion date is early-July 2021.
Project will include:
- Rebuild/replace road base, pavement, stormwater inlets, medians and landscaping.
- Relocate the sewer line.
- Replace 4-foot wide sidewalks with 5-foot wide sidewalks.
- Construct a 10-foot wide pedway in the northern right-of-way.
- Install decorative solar lighting and crosswalks.
Baffle Box Cleaning + Rehab
Staff and the City’s contractor are preparing for the rehab of the baffle boxes on West Central Boulevard (Angel Isles), International Drive and Center Street. The screens in the baffle boxes have deteriorated over the years and will be replaced. Sediment collected in the bottom of the boxes will also be removed with a vacuum truck.
SR A1A Corridor Improvements
FDOT contractors continue performing surveying activities along SR A1A from Long Point Road to the northern City limits. Extensive MOT will be in-place and lanes on both SR A1A and City-owned side streets may be intermittently closed to vehicular traffic.
Please contact Jeff Ratliff, Capital Projects Director at email@example.com or (321) 868-1220 for more information.
Website Accessibility + ADA Projects
The City’s goal is to ensure our website is compliant with WCAG 2.0 AA but we recognize that alternatives should be available in the event that an individual with a disability encounters a problem.
Accessibility concerns should be brought to the attention of ADA Coordinator Mia Goforth. We will respond within one business day of receipt and will provide an alternative means of quickly obtaining the information you are seeking.
Phone: (321) 868-1220
Mail: ADA Coordinator Mia Goforth
City of Cape Canaveral
P.O. Box 326
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
FDOT SR A1A Improvement Design Project
The project limits are along SR A1A from south of International Drive to north of Long Point Road in Brevard County. This project will take a section of SR A1A (Astronaut Boulevard.) and reconstruct it to an urban section with access management modifications from International Drive to Long Point Road and new concrete sidewalk. The proposed reconstruction includes buffered bicycle lanes and up to 8-foot-wide sidewalks. The project length is 0.35 miles, and the purpose is to urbanize the roadway with curb and gutter. The intersection of N. Atlantic Ave. and SR A1A will be reconstructed to a proposed roundabout and International Dr. will be realigned.
Information on modern roundabouts in Florida:
- C.A.P.E. Center (Culture, Art, Preservation + Enrichment Center)
Contract with W&J Construction executed
- Design completed via Architects RZK
- Staff preparing presentation for the Community Appearance Board
Bill CS/SB 64 from Florida Legislature
Bill CS/SB 64 from Florida Legislature
The Florida Legislature recently passed bill No. CS/SB 64 which requires the following of domestic wastewater utilities:
By November 1, 2021, domestic wastewater utilities that dispose of effluent, reclaimed water or reuse water by surface water discharge shall submit to the department for review and approval a plan for eliminating nonbeneficial surface water discharge by January 1, 2032, subject to the requirements of this section. The plan must include the average gallons per day of effluent, reclaimed water or reuse water that will no longer be discharged into surface waters and the date of such elimination.
In summary, the City must have a plan in place by November 1, 2021 that eliminates the discharge of excess reclaimed water to the Banana River. Therefore, Staff is obtaining quotes from consulting firms to prepare the report which will likely include the recommendation for the construction of a deep-screened discharge well.
Radisson Property Master Plan
Staff met with representatives of the Radisson at the Port to further discuss stormwater issues relating to the plans for the Thurm Boulevard and West Central Streetscape Projects.
Coquina Lane Drainage Improvements
Staff and the City’s contractor are preparing for the construction of stormwater improvements on Coquina Lane in Harbor Heights. Stormwater currently collects in this area and impacts private properties. A new inlet and stormwater pipe will be installed and connected to the existing system.
Construction materials have been ordered and drainage improvement activities should begin in late-May.
Indian River Lagoon (IRL)
As part of the IRL Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) revision, the IRL National Estuary Program is gathering information on projects that are underway or planned that will benefit the IRL system. The focus is on gathering potential projects that fall into the following categories: (1) stormwater, (2) wastewater treatment facilities and septic systems, (3) muck removal, (4) habitat restoration, (5) citizen engagement, and (6) monitoring and research. Staff prepared/submitted a spreadsheet/descriptions of future projects to Brevard County indicating that the City will be spending over $8 million over the next 10 years on infrastructure improvement projects benefitting the IRL. Funding for these projects is provided by SRF loans, the City’s stormwater and wastewater fees and grants from various State agencies.
City Hall Electronic Sign
City Hall Electronic Sign.
Staff received and is reviewing two quotes to replace the electronic sign in front of the old City Hall building. This issue will be an agenda item at the May 18, 2021 City Council meeting.
Beemat Harvesting - COMPLETE
The five beemats installed in City-owned retention ponds were harvested on March 25, 2021 and replanted with new plants. Samples of the plants are being laboratory analyzed to determine nitrogen and phosphorous uptake during the past year.
FDEP NPDES Audit - COMPLETE
FDEP staff will perform an audit of the City’s NPDES activities (stormwater permit) on March 24, 2021.
Asset Management Plan Revision - COMPLETE
Staff met with representatives from Florida Rural Water Association to review the City’s Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Asset Management Plan. The last revision to the Plan was prepared in early-2019 and approved by FDEP. Staff submitted another revised Plan detailing WRF improvements performed in late-2019 and 2020. The revised Plan was approved by FDEP in October 2020.
Canaveral City Park Exfiltration Project - COMPLETE
In 2019, the City completed construction of the exfiltration system beneath City Park. The project included the installation of over 4,000 underground chambers to infiltrate stormwater from the surrounding 30+ acres, thus eliminating direct discharge to the Banana River. A second objective of the project is to pump excess reclaimed water into the exfiltration system in lieu of discharge to the Banana River. PWS staff have been “tweaking” the exfiltration system over the past several months to maximize its effectiveness. The amount of excess reclaimed water (in millions of gallons) pumped into the exfiltration system over the last three months is as follows:
- March 2020: 5.47
- April 2020: 3.75
- May 2020: 3.86
Use of the exfiltration system has resulted in nearly “zero” discharge of excess reclaimed water into the Banana River for the three-month period. Continued use will also eliminate the need for constructing other methods to dispose of excess reclaimed water (e.g., construction of a “deep” injection well). Thanks to Jim Moore, June Clark and the rest of the PWS staff for maximizing the effectiveness of the exfiltration system!
Tilling of the Beach - COMPLETE
Tilling of the Beach
As part of the Beach Management Program, Brevard County’s contractor will be tilling the beach in Cape Canaveral during the next few weeks. The purpose of tilling is to remove the erosional drop-off that has formed thus making it easier for sea turtles to access the beach to lay eggs. The tilling will be completed prior to March 1, 2021 - the beginning of sea turtle nesting season in our area.
Repaving Work - COMPLETE
- Removing and repaving International Dr. - COMPLETE (striping and bike lane will be added)
- Removing and repaving International Dr. Curbing - COMPLETE
- Removing and repaving Lindsey Ct. - COMPLETE
- Repaving Harbor Heights Beach access parking lot - COMPLETE (parking lines, parking stops and a bike rack will be added)
Polk/Orange Avenue Drainage Improvements - COMPLETE
The project work area includes the replacement of stormwater pipes and manholes beneath (1) the 300 block of Polk Avenue and (2) Orange Avenue from Polk Avenue southward to Fillmore Avenue. Increased diameter of stormwater pipes and improved pipe slopes will help to alleviate excessive street flooding in the area. The project is complete.
Stormwater Inlet Replacements - COMPLETE
The City’s contractor completed the construction of 15 stormwater inlets throughout the City. Open-throat inlets were replaced with Type “C” inlets which trap more debris and are less susceptible to damage from vehicles. This is part of a long-term maintenance project to replace all open-throat inlets in the City, where practical. Twenty inlets are replaced each fiscal year.
Central Ditch Mangrove Trimming - COMPLETE
UPDATE 6/20/19:Trimming of the mangroves along a portion of the Central Ditch is complete. Per the permit from Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), mangroves could only be trimmed 25% of the total width.
UPDATE 6/10/19: Trimming of the mangroves along the Central Ditch from West Central Boulevard to SR A1A continues. Per the permit from Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), mangroves can only be trimmed 25% of the total height/width. Work should be completed by the end of June.
UPDATE 5/17/19 Staff met with FDEP personnel to finalize the permit for trimming the mangroves located along the Central Ditch. The project area is from the Central Ditch on West Central Boulevard to SR A1A. The work is currently being scheduled with the contractor.
Bids were received on April 12th for the removal of invasives and trimming of mangroves along the Central Ditch; bids are currently under review by City Staff. The work area will be from West Central Boulevard to the “bend” in the ditch located east of Wendy’s Restaurant. Additional areas along the ditch west of the “bend” (including west of SR A1A) will be trimmed in FY19/20. Invasives and mangroves have encroached on the Central Ditch waterway and are inhibiting surface water flow.
Please contact Jeff Ratliff, Capital Projects Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (321) 868-1220 for more information.
SR A1A Mast Arm Construction Project - COMPLETE
New traffic signal mast arms were installed at the following intersections with SR A1A:
- Holman Road
- Center Street
- North Atlantic Avenue
The new traffic and pedestrian crossing signals are now operational. Paving of intersections, re-striping of cross walks/stop bars and landscaping are also complete.
Beach End Parking Lot Re-striping - COMPLETE
All beach end parking lot re-striping of parking lines has been completed. All beach accesses are open.
Oak Lane Drainage Improvements - COMPLETE
Engineering design of the Oak Lane corridor is complete. The design includes stormwater improvements, paving of the roadway, construction of sidewalks and installation of new lighting.
Central Ditch Maintenance - COMPLETE
A contractor was hired to remove vegetation from the Central Ditch adjacent to Southgate Mobile Home Park and the apartment complex property to the south. Staff completed this project by cleaning areas adjacent to the Central/Canaveral Ditch and clearing debris from several discharge pipes near the Southgate Mobile Home Park. The area will also be treated by a contractor for the next three (3) months to control the regrowth of vegetation in the maintenance area.
The goal of this stormwater system maintenance project was to assist the water flowing through the ditch, which in turn prevents flooding and increases the City's resiliency during storms. It is an extension of the already completed Brazilian Pepper Tree removal and mangrove trimming that was done on the west end of the ditch last month.
Ridgewood Avenue Extension Fact Sheet - COMPLETE
For more information, please visit the Ridgewood Avenue Extension Fact Sheet Webpage.
Please contact Todd Morley, City Manager at email@example.com or (321) 868-1220 for more information.
Mowing and Landscape Maintenance Contract - COMPLETE
The City’s new contractor, U.S. Lawns, initiated mowing and landscaping work on March 2, 2020. The City Council approved the contract with U.S. Lawns at the February Council meeting.
Pierce Avenue Sidewalk Project - COMPLETE
Sidewalk construction along both sides of Pierce Avenue is complete.
Wagner Park - COMPLETE
Construction of the final portion of Wagner Park located along the western side of North Atlantic Avenue is complete.
Long Point Road Repairs - COMPLETE
Several sanitary sewer and stormwater lines beneath Long Point Road were repaired by City crews.
Brevard County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) Parking Lot - COMPLETE
Staff completed the expansion of the BCSO’s parking area along Poinsettia Avenue. The project included construction of handicapped parking spaces as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Wayfinding Signs - COMPLETE
IM Staff completed installing wayfinding signs throughout the City.
Ridgewood Avenue Pedway Improvements - COMPLETE
Construction of pedway improvements is complete.
North Atlantic Avenue Improvements - COMPLETE
Construction of improvements across from Wagner Park along the western side of North Atlantic Avenue is complete.
Community Garden Improvements - COMPLETE
Four security lights were installed at the Community Garden located on Columbia Drive by IM Staff.
Beach Tilling - COMPLETE
The beach renourishment contractor has completed tilling of the beach. Tilling of the beach allows for easier access to nesting areas for sea turtles.
Sewer Line Cleaning - COMPLETE
The City’s contractor cleaned and TV’d the sewer line located adjacent to the Central Ditch from Lift Station No. 3 to Port Canaveral. Inspection of the sewer line revealed two small leaks near manholes which will be repaired by City staff.
Nutrient-separating Baffle Box Cleaning - COMPLETE
The City’s contractor “deep-cleaned” the four nutrient-separating baffle boxes located along West Central Boulevard at the Central Ditch. Over 50 cubic yards of debris were removed. These four boxes trap significantly more sediment and floatable debris than the other boxes located throughout the City. Due to the amount of sediment removed, the City will now utilize the contractor two times per year at these locations.
FDEP Consent Order - COMPLETE
The City was issued a consent order (OGC File No. 20-0748) from FDEP in May 2020 for the failure to analyze for two compounds in groundwater samples collected in 2017/2018 from Port Canaveral monitoring wells. Collection and analysis of samples from the wells are required by the City’s WRF Permit since the City provides reclaimed water to Port Canaveral. The sampling protocol has since been revised to include analysis for Total Trihalomethanes and Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate.
The consent order required the performance of a pollution prevention (P2) project. Therefore, the City proposed, received approval and installed an additional beemat (floating vegetative island - FVI) in the largest stormwater pond at the WRF. The City already had four such FVIs located in the stormwater ponds at Manatee Sanctuary Park and the WRF. These FVIs remove both nitrogen and phosphorous from stormwater and are used to obtain credits in the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program. Cost of the project was $3,654; FDEP notified the City on September 4, 2020 that the consent order is now closed.
The beemat was installed in July 2020.
Manatee Sanctuary Park Fountain - COMPLETE
A new fountain was installed and is now operational in the stormwater pond; the initial replacement fountain did not function properly. The fountain operates from sunrise to sundown.
Annual NPDES Stormwater Report - COMPLETE
In accordance with the Clean Water Act and the City’s Stormwater Management Program, staff submitted this annual report documenting the City’s monitoring of point sources of pollution to the Banana River. The report is submitted to FDEP for approval and recommendations to reduce the City’s pollutant discharge to the Banana River. The reporting period covers February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.
Lincoln Avenue Improvements - COMPLETE
Lincoln Avenue Sewer Improvements Updates
The City’s contractor completed sanitary sewer improvements on Lincoln Avenue between Poinsetta Avenue and Orange Avenue. The work included the replacement of the sanitary sewer main and all laterals. Final milling and paving of the roadway was completed the week of March 8; project is complete.
Lincoln Avenue Improvements Overview
The City of Cape Canaveral (City) will be performing extensive improvements to Lincoln Avenue between Poinsetta Avenue and Orange Avenue beginning on February 10. The work includes the replacement of the sewer main and laterals. The selected contractor for the project is Atlantic Development of Cocoa Florida. Please be aware that this work will (1) disrupt traffic flow and (2) include lane/road closures for extended periods. During the Project, Lincoln Avenue will be closed to through traffic beginning on February 10 through March 10, 2021. However, the roadway will be open to residents on Lincoln Avenue.
The work should be completed in approximately one month; key project contacts are as follows:
City of Cape Canaveral:
James Moore June Clark
PWS Director PWS Deputy Director
Office Ph: (321) 868-1240 x403 Office Ph: (321) 868-1240 x402 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Please feel free to contact the key project contacts should you have any questions. We will keep you informed as the project progresses. We appreciate your assistance with this important streetscape project.
Repair of Porter Bridges - COMPLETE
City staff is currently replacing damaged wood on the pedestrian bridges along both sides of SR A1A. Work should be completed in the next two weeks; pedestrians should use caution when using the bridge
City of Cape Canaveral Rezoning Project - COMPLETE
On May 9th, 2020 City Staff and the Planning & Zoning Board met to discuss the more than 700 properties within the City that are improved with a residential structure, but are zoned commercial. City Code prohibits residential structures in commercial zoning districts. These structures are considered nonconforming and should one of them be destroyed, restrictions associated with non-conforming properties would apply. For this reason, a long-term, comprehensive solution was proposed that will classified these structures as conforming so they are no longer subject to restrictions associated with non-conformities.
The rezoning process is not uncommon for most cities and typically occurs when development patterns or trends emerge within a community. Historically, the City of Cape Canaveral has updated its zoning map every few years, but has not updated the current zoning map since 2008. Visit youtu.be/QY93h_f_e4Q to view the meeting on the City’s YouTube page and see below for a series of maps depicting the City's current, proposed and historical zoning maps.
- Rezoning Project Maps
- City of Cape Canaveral Historical Zoning Maps
- To access past and future meeting agendas, visit the Public Records page by navigating to the Planning and Zoning Board folder and navigating to the meeting date.
The City’s Zoning Map has now been updated by Staff and executed by the Mayor, with the City Clerk attesting, in accordance with Section 110-246 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cape Canaveral, Florida, through and including the adoption of Rezoning Ordinances: 01-2021; 02-2021; 04-2021; 06-2021; and 08-2021, which were enacted by the City Council on February 16, 2021.
As part of the larger City-initiated rezoning effort, the City Council approved Ordinance No. 15-2019 on August 20, 2019 to establish Public Use/Recreation and Conservation Zoning Districts. While these districts are present in the City’s Comprehensive Plan, they have never been defined in the City’s Code of Ordinances. The Districts will recognize existing public facilities, recreation and conservation areas while also planning for the future. To view meetings, visit the City’s official YouTube page.
On May 9th, City Staff and the Planning & Zoning Board met to discuss the more than 700 properties within the City that are improved with a residential structure, but are zoned commercial. City Code prohibits residential structures in commercial zoning districts. These structures are considered nonconforming and should one of them be destroyed, restrictions associated with non-conforming properties would apply. For this reason, a long-term, comprehensive solution is proposed that will reclassify these structures as conforming so they are no longer subject to restrictions associated with non-conformities. The rezoning process is not uncommon for most cities and typically occurs when development patterns or trends emerge within a community. Historically, the City of Cape Canaveral has updated its zoning map every few years, but has not updated the current zoning map since 2008. Visit https://youtu.be/QY93h_f_e4Qto view the meeting on the City’s YouTube page and see below for a series of maps depicting the City's current, proposed and historical zoning maps.
The next meeting on this rezoning initiative will take place at at future Planning & Zoning Board Meeting, where the board will make a formal recommendation to the City Council. For updates on this project visit this page or one of the City's social media platforms.
- To access the full meeting agenda, visit the Public Records page by navigating to the Planning and Zoning Board folder and navigating to the meeting date.
UPDATE: Planning & Zoning Board Workshop/Meeting
May 9, 2019 (6:00 p.m.)
City Hall (100 Polk Avenue)
City Staff and the Planning & Zoning Board will meet for a discussion on the more than 700 properties within the City that are improved with a residential structure, but are zoned commercial. City Code prohibits residential structures in commercial zoning districts. These structures are considered non-conforming and should one of them be destroyed, restrictions associated with non-conforming properties would apply. For this reason, a long-term, comprehensive solution is proposed that will reclassify these structures as conforming and will no longer be subject to restrictions associated with non-conformities. To learn more about the project visit: www.cityofcapecanaveral.org/city_code_changes
Proposed Code Changes Coming — #HeresTheDeal
Requirements of City Code Section 110-28 include: signs posted at the subject properties, notices posted at City Hall and mailed notification of property owners within 500 feet of the subject property. There are proposed City Code changes coming in an effort to implement a cost-savings measure to tax payers + property owners. The City is proposing that notification methods to affected property owners change with the times. Please note, the REQUIREMENTS are not changing just the mailing method of communication to the property owners within 500 feet of the subject property. The City currently sends United States Postal Service (USPS) Certified Letters (which costs the City approximately $7.50 a letter) as a courtesy notification method, but is proposing to mail all courtesy notices via USPS First Class regular mail in order to notify property owners within 500 feet of subject property. It is important to note that the City’s process exceeds the notice standards required by the State of Florida (link below). As always, the City will continue to go above and beyond by posting information in The Weekly Update and on our website and social media platforms. For more information visit: (http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0100-0199/0166/Sections/0166.041.html).
Watch this (https://youtu.be/zA0rR5xTNEg) explainer video for a 55 second breakdown of the proposed changes.
To read more about state initiatives for alternative methods regarding legal notices, check out:
The City hosted a workshop on January 8, 2019, at 6:00 PM to discuss a proposed master rezoning project along the N. Atlantic Avenue corridor. The workshop was held at City Hall (100 Polk Avenue) and was open to the public. As discussed, there are approximately 750 properties that have been built with a residential structure but are commercially zoned. City Code prohibits this and should one of these nonconforming structures be destroyed, they may not be able to be rebuilt. Staff is working with the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council to develop a comprehensive zoning solution. Next steps generally include: further review of the selected properties; additional public hearings; and a coordinated review with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO).
- Please click here for a list of proposed affected properties.