Which Miami condo towers will be most affected by sea level rise? MAP

Miami /
Feb.February 29, 2016 12:00 PM

The slowdown in the luxury residential market might not be the only concern for current owners and prospective buyers. A new map released to The Real Deal shows Key Biscayne, Virginia Key and parts of Miami Beach are among the areas most at-risk of flooding.

Edgewater, Midtown Miami, Brickell, downtown Miami and even South Miami were also in the most susceptible zones – at two feet above sea level.

E Miami Condos published the map, which uses data from Florida International University’s School of Journalism & Communication’s web-based app that allows users to enter an address and see how many feet above sea level a property is. The graphic includes existing buildings and towers under construction.

In Miami Beach and other cities on the barrier island, those at two feet above sea level include the Carillon, the Sherry Frontenac and the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour. In Midtown, Edgewater and the Arts & Entertainment District, Crimson, the Opera tower and Onyx on the Bay were also among those most at risk for flooding and water damage, according to the map.

At four feet above sea level were Faena House, Shore Club, One Thousand Museum, Jade Residences and Brickell Heights.

Experts and government officials have explored measures to prevent massive flooding in response to sea level rise, such as raising building and road elevations and restoring eroded shorelines. Miami Beach, for example, has taken to installing salt water pumps and raising roads.  – Katherine Kallergis

Click on the map to see the full list:


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