MRD Participates in the Development of the Perdido Key Master Plan.
MRD Associates, Inc. was part of the DP&Z team selected by Escambia County to prepare the Perdido Key Master Plan. MRD conducted an assessment of the existing and potential beach access sites along Perdido Key extending from the Florida/Alabama Line 6 miles east to the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Existing, proposed and expanded beach accesses were identified to "fill in gaps" in the eligible shoreline to increase public beach access and to maximize state cost sharing through the Florida Beach Erosion Control Program for future beach nourishment projects. Implementation of the recommendations would add a significant length of eligible shoreline resulting in an increase of 18.4% eligibility along the Perdido Key West shoreline. MRD also presented potential State of Florida and local funding options for the acquisition of the identified parcels for public beach accesses and support for facility improvements.