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Project Spotlight: City Marina (Delray Beach, FL)

The City Marina in Delray Beach, FL, has received several much-needed & well-deserved improvements to enhance functionality, safety, & overall appeal.

A Gem on the Intracoastal Waterway

Nestled in the heart of the Marina Historic District, City Marina in Delray Beach, Florida, has long been an essential part of the city’s waterfront charm. Residents and visitors alike enjoy strolling along the Intracoastal Waterway, taking in the beautiful sunrise, and experiencing a unique marine boating facility. In this project spotlight, we take a closer look at the recent improvements made to the City Marina, which enhanced not only its beauty but also its functionality, safety, and overall appeal.

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The project, aimed at improving the City of Delray Beach Marina, called for the involvement of multiple WGI disciplines, including civil, mechanical, and structural engineering, as well as landscape architecturepublic outreach. Thanks to our team’s collaborative and dedicated efforts, the City of Delray Beach Marina underwent a significant transformation, offering improved public accessibility, enhanced infrastructure, and environmental benefits.

An Award-Winning Transformation for the City of Delray Beach Marina

Having recently undergone extensive renovations by WGI, the City Marina has emerged better than ever, earning the prestigious 2021 APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award | Projects Less Than 5M | Structures. This success can be attributed to the comprehensive range of improvements that were made, which include:

  • A state-of-the-art floating dock system
  • Upgraded water service
  • Individual and publicly accessible vacuum sewer pump-out stations
  • Electrical upgrades and communications services
  • ADA accessible walkways
  • Security fencing
  • Signage and striping upgrades
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Overcoming Challenges: Combining Technology and Community Outreach

WGI faced numerous challenges during the renovation process but deftly utilized technology and community collaboration to overcome them. One innovative solution involved using jet grouting technology for soil enhancement.  To combat the historically relentless sea level rise, WGI designed a below-grade pump station and reconfigured the existing drainage system to accommodate drainage during construction and thereafter.

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Recognizing the potential inconvenience the project could cause to local businesses and residents, WGI implemented a public involvement plan (PIP) that brought together stakeholders, business owners, community leaders, residents, and other users. This collaboration ensured a strong sense of community engagement throughout the project.

Why We Love the New City Marina in Delray Beach

The City Marina in Delray Beach is more than just a marina; it’s an integral part of the city’s allure and vitality. With these upgrades and improvements, the Marina has become an even more attractive destination for both residents and visitors.

  • The floating dock system provides a safer and more convenient experience for boaters.
  • The upgraded electrical and communication systems ensure more reliable services for marina users.
  • The surrounding ADA-accessible walkways and security fencing make the Marina safer and more accessible to all visitors.
  • The Marina now boasts a visual appeal befitting its reputation as a key staple of the lively and diverse downtown district.
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All in all, the newly transformed City Marina in Delray Beach is a shining example of how thoughtful planning, innovative solutions, and community engagement can create a revitalized public space that promotes economic growth and enhances the overall experience for those who visit. Here’s to the continued success of this much-loved marina on Florida’s beautiful Intracoastal Waterway!

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