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ENR Southeast’s 2017 Best Projects Award Water/Environment: Sunset Harbour Neighborhood Improvements Best
Project; Award of Merit, Excellence in Safety
Throughout the City of Miami Beach many neighborhoods continue to experience severe flooding associated with Rising Tides.
This award winning Rising Tide Mitigation project consisted of a Design Build effort including pump station redesign for
discharge directly into outfall structures in Biscayne bay. Additional provisions allowed for more rapid collection of
storm water along with different models of check valves to disallow tidal effluent from creeping back into the storm
system once discharged. Streets were raised by Lanzo; constructing elevation changes in sidewalks, structures and total
streetscapes while ensuring everything remained above sea level during “king” high tide season. Each building entrance
required what was termed “harmonization”; a feature which blended all aesthetics and functionality. During the project
residents and City Officials had the option of bidding additional features of work to be performed. A groundswell of
support led to direct negotiation of the balance of work with Lanzo, in lieu of a hard dollar bid which might have
brought a different company in. This is a rare situation where complete community buy – in of new construction to be
performed was realized.
This project was additionally honored by this year's judges with the award of Merit for the projects safety efforts.