North Beach Neighborhood Improvement Project

Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

The North Beach Improvement Project includes sanitary sewer and stormwater improvements within two existing residential neighborhoods in the Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The two neighborhoods, known as Terra Mar Island and Bel Air were annexed into the Town in 2000 and include 407 residential units. The single family homes in these neighborhoods were all on septic tanks and the residential areas had limited drainage facilities. Craven Thompson and Associates, Inc. (CTA) performed an infrastructure study in 2001 to access the needs and estimated costs for improving the Town’s North Beach area and providing public sewer to the single family neighborhoods.

In 2003, the Town contracted with CTA to implement our study recommendations and provide design and construction services for neighborhood improvements in the North Beach area. Phase I improvements (Terra Mar Island) were completed in September 2006 at a cost of $4.2 million and included both drainage and sanitary sewer improvements. Phase II improvements (Bel Air) were completed in 2008 at a cost of $5.5 million.

Services provided by CTA included surveying, photogrammetry, drainage design, sanitary sewer design, stormwater modeling, lift station design, specifications, permitting, bidding assistance, public awareness programming, contract administration, and construction administration. CTA also assisted the Town in obtaining over $400,000 in funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the improvements.