Many people assume Virginia Key is part of Key Biscayne. It isn’t. It is part of the City of Miami, so it is our responsibility to keep an eye on what our elected officials are allowing to be developed on the barrier island.
John Charles Robbins at Miami Today is doing just that with his coverage of Tiffany Troxler’s presentation to the Virginia Key Advisory Board. According to Robbins, Troxler came prepared with “detailed sea level rise and projected water levels, potential impacts to Virginia Key, current resiliency efforts by city hall and more”.
Troxler is an associate professor at Florida International University and Associate Director of Science of their Sea Level Solutions Center. In addition to her detailed talk about Virginia Key, the Miami Herald just quoted her in their article about proposed changes to Florida’s Building Code:
“The building code doesn’t currently take sea level rise into account,” said Tiffany Troxler, associate director of science for the FIU Sea Rise Solutions Center and co-author of the report. “One recommendation was simply to try to account for that uncertainty that we cannot currently account for, including sea level rise, to add one foot to the elevations that are already recommended.”
Two excellent articles with a important impacts on City of Miami real estate development.