About the Project This project is funded by and coordinated through the Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, and will include a new restaurant, a new bait shop, new expanded restrooms, and a new public observation deck.
A temporary access ramp out to the pier and a small building that will initially serve as a temporary bait shop and the pier manager’s office have been constructed. These temporary facilities allow the existing buildings and the western portion of the pier itself to be demolished and make way for the new construction.
The site logistics plan map for the project shows, amongst other helpful information, where the temporary access ramp and the entry building would be located.
In 2009 a structural engineering analysis of the pier indicated that reconstruction, without delay, was necessary to ensure its safety. It has also been determined that the existing buildings do not meet current building codes, including safety requirements for emergency egress. During 2010 a series of public workshops resulted in new site and building plans that received unified community support, particularly for their environmentally-friendly design. A LEED Silver certification is the anticipated upon completion of the project, which is anticipated to be late 2012.