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Stormwater System Evaluation
This summer, the City has encountered numerous “violent showers” (Greater than 50mm (1.97 inches) per hour. Staff met with engineers to discuss areas of the City that were flooding due to high rain volumes. The City's main goal is to implement a permanent system that will be able to handle a 100-year rain event. Staff have taken many proactive measures to address these issues and will continue to address them until a permanent solution is in place.
Deep Well Injection Study
The City’s consultant submitted a second draft report on the feasibility of a deep injection well at the WRF. The well would be used to inject unused reclaimed water to approximately 2,500 feet below land surface instead of discharge to the Banana River, which will not be allowed by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) after 2032. Staff is currently reviewing the second draft report; final report is due to FDEP by November 1, 2021.
Center Street Basin Study
City Council approved a proposal from Mead and Hunt (selected consultant) to perform an assessment of this drainage basin where flooding has been an issue. This is a four-month study to determine the hydraulic capacity of the stormwater system and the final report will include a number of recommendations for drainage improvements. Staff met with the selected consultant on October 8 to review preliminary findings and discuss expanding the scope of work. Work completed to date includes completion of field investigations, verification of historical data and calibration of the hydraulic model.
City of Cape Canaveral Community Center / Multi-Generational Facility
Artist rendering of the City of Cape Canaveral Community Center exterior.
Site plan for the City of Cape Canaveral Community Center, Orange Avenue at the top.
After decades of dreaming about it and a great deal of planning, we are excited at how well construction of the City of Cape Canaveral Community Center is going! The facility will serve the interests of residents by providing a community gathering place, youth activities and indoor sports/exercise classes for all ages. The construction schedule is on track for February 2022 completion.
Work Progress for Week Ending 10/15/21:
- Parking areas on Jackson and Monroe Avenues commenced
- Installation of handrails on west staircase completed
- Sheetrock work on second floor commenced
- Finish drywall work on first floor commenced
- Splash Pad pump house foundation work commenced
- Electrical gear installation commenced
- Mechanical, Electrical and plumbing work continued on second floor
- Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS) installation commenced
Final fees for daily use of the City of Cape Canaveral Community Center have not been adopted by City Council. The plan for when the building opens, which as of now is anticipated to take place in February of 2022, is to allow City residents to use it for free for six months while Staff gathers data on use and attendance. The free use would include the weight room and all open gym programs (pickleball, basketball, volleyball, game room). Instructor led classes will continue to cost and those fees will be paid directly to the instructor. Organized programs such as leagues and camps will not be free and the cost will be unique to each program. Cost for non-residents for daily use and for room rentals in the facility for private functions will be approved by City Council prior to the facility opening.
- At the June 15, 2021 City Council Meeting, Council unanimously chose “City of Cape Canaveral Community Center” as the official name of the building. The main reasoning behind their decision stood with ensuring this timeless building was branded to the City and not be confused with a facility anywhere else in the County.
- 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.
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 commenced in January 2021 and barring any unforeseen challenges, the target completion is early 2022.
PROJECT HISTORY + TIMELINE
2021At the June 15, 2021 City Council Meeting, Council unanimously chose “City of Cape Canaveral Community Center” as the official name of the building. The main reasoning behind their decision stood with ensuring this timeless building was branded to the City and not be confused with a facility anywhere else in the County.
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 7/13/2021:
A request by the Ocean Woods Homeowners' Association to expand the existing scope of work to include drainage improvements was approved. Drainage improvements for the South Buffer Zone will address historical drainage issues faced by Ocean Woods residents south of Ocean Woods Boulevard, near the east end of the Community. Specifically:
- In the vicinity of Lantana Court a new dry retention pond will be created, and
- In the vicinity of Camelia Court a new berm will be created.
In these two areas, a limited removal of trees and vegetation is required in order to accommodate the installation of the dry retention pond and berm.
Additionally, the buffer area will be replanted with native species to reach 80% opacity by December 31, 2022.
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.
Central Ditch Maintenance
Staff awarded the Central ditch maintenance contract to Jason’s Total Lawn Care to trim back the east and west sides of the ditch, excluding mangroves, from the area of 200 West Central Blvd. area north to 8817 N. Atlantic Ave. Work on this project will commence within the next month and last roughly a couple weeks. Removal of vegetation in the ditch channel and along the banks will improve stormwater flow.
WRF Improvement Projects
Major 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/construction of numerous projects (some funded by the State Revolving Fund [SRF] Program) as follows:
- Lift Station #5 Rebuild (Treasure Island Condominium - SRF) – Jones Edmunds
- Final bid package received from consultant; currently preparing package for submittal to SRF for approval.
- Pump Enclosure Structures (WRF - SRF) – MBV
- Staff met with the selected engineering firm to review design work completed to date; final bid specs and engineering drawings are currently in preparation.
- Lift Station #8 Rebuild (Thurm Boulevard - SRF) – TetraTech
- L7 Construction, Inc. (selected contractor) and City Staff are currently finalizing initial tasks. A pre-construction meeting was performed on August 30; construction activities will be initiated in late-October.
- WRF SCADA System (SRF) – Stantec, Inc.
- Chinchor Electric, Inc. (selected contractor) mobized to the WRF on August 2; extensive excavation work and conduit installation continues.
- WRF Disk/Drum Filters/Tertiary Filters Installation (SRF) – Kimley-Horn
- L7 Construction, Inc. (selected contractor) mobilized to the WRF on August 23; excavation and foundation work continues. The City was awarded a grant from the state legislature in the amount of $250,000 to help fund the project. Work being completed simultaneously at both the headworks and sand filter areas.
- Lift Station #8 Rebuild (Thurm Boulevard - SRF) – TetraTech
- L7 Construction, Inc. (selected contractor) and City Staff are currently finalizing initial tasks. A pre-construction meeting was performed on August 30; construction activities will be initiated in early-October.
Long Point Road Estuary Park Project
Recent/future project tasks at the site include:
Permit requirements are currently being finalized; bid specifications and engineering drawings are in preparation. St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) continues to issue additional review comments to the engineering drawings. Staff responded accordingly. The City was awarded a grant from Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) in the amount of $327,400.
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.
FDOT SR A1A Improvement Design Project
The project limits are along S.R. A1A from south of International Drive to north of Long Point Road in Brevard County. This project will take a section of S.R. 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 Avenue and S.R. A1A will be reconstructed to a proposed roundabout and International Drive will be realigned.
FDOT Public Information Meeting: S.R. A1A Corridor Improvements
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to a public meeting regarding project plans on State Road (S.R.) A1A from south of International Drive to Long Point Road (FPID No.: 430202-5) and on S.R. A1A from Long Point Road to George King Boulevard (FPID No.: 430202-8) on Tuesday, October 5, at 6 p.m.
The purpose of these projects is to improve mobility, promote safety, and enhance quality of life for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The public meeting is being held to present information on both projects and receive community feedback.
Improvements proposed as part of the 430202-5 project include realigning International Drive to connect to S.R. A1A at North Atlantic Avenue and constructing a roundabout at the new intersection. The 430202-8 project plans to reconstruct the corridor, which would include adding a raised median.
The Department is offering multiple ways for the community to participate in the meeting. All participants, regardless of the platform they choose, will participate in the same live meeting.
- Virtual Option: Interested persons may join the Virtual Public Meeting (VPM) from a computer, tablet or mobile device. A VPM is a free live presentation or webinar over the internet. For this option, advance registration is required by visiting https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2747577719979708686. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting online. Please note, Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this webinar. If joining online, please allow adequate log-in time to view the presentation in its entirety.
- Phone Option (Listen Only): Participants may join the meeting in listen-only mode by dialing 562-247-8321 and entering the passcode 381-089-394 when prompted.
- In-Person Open House Option: Participants may attend in person by going to Radisson Resort at the Port Convention Center, 8701 Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920. The in-person meeting will be an open house where participants can stop by anytime between time 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to view a looping presentation and project displays, speak with project team members, and submit comments or questions. If attending in person, please remember to follow all safety and sanitation guidelines. If you are feeling unwell, please consider attending the meeting virtually or by phone.
Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Carolyn Fitzwilliam at 386-943-5215 or Carolyn.Fitzwilliam@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).
If you have any questions or comments about the 430202-5 project, please contact: FDOT Project Manager Anthony Miller, P.E. at 386-943-5530 or Anthony.Miller@dot.state.fl.us, or U.S. mail at Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, MS 542, DeLand, Florida 32720.
If you have any questions or comments about the 430202-8 project, please contact: FDOT Project Manager Lori Trebitz, P.E. at 386-943-5538 or Lori.Trebitz@dot.state.fl.us, or U.S. mail at Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, MS 552, DeLand, Florida 32720.
- FAQ for both projects
- Modern Roundabout (430202-5)
- Roadway Redesign: S.R. A1A from Long Point Drive to George King Blvd (430202-8)
Information on modern roundabouts in Florida:
Work Progress for Week Ending 10/15/21:
- CAPE Center (Culture, Art, Preservation + Enrichment Center)
- Construction site parameter fencing has been installed
- Asbestos abatement has begun.
- Access to the building will be restricted to abatement crews only until facility is cleared.
- Civil engineer has submitted revised drawings to Building Official for permitting
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.
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.
Installation of the new City Hall electronic sign initiated the week of September 27. New sign should be operational within two weeks.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coquina Lane Drainage Improvements - COMPLETE
Drainage improvements were completed on Coquina Lane in Harbor Heights. Stormwater previously collected in the road, a private driveway and in front of Lift Station No. 4. The drainage improvements include a new stormwater inlet and new piping connected to the City’s stormwater system.
Baffle Box Improvements - COMPLETE
The nutrient separating baffle boxes located on Center Street and International Drive were fitted with new stainless steel screens. The original screens were severely corroded – the new screens will improve debris capture and improve stormwater flow. The remaining baffle boxes were cleaned of sediment by the City’s contractor.
West Central Blvd/Thurm Blvd Streetscape Project - COMPLETE
West Central Blvd
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.
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 August 30, the final contractor invoice was approved and traffic loops were installed in the roadway near SR A1A.
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.