City of Indialantic Workshop to Recommend Plants for Fifth Avenue Median Set Oct.18

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MEDIAN TARGETED FOR NEW PLANTS

Volunteers install plants as part of the Upland Living Shoreline effort in Douglas Park. Crushed coquina beds were installed as well as 175 Florida Native Plants. (City of Indialantic image)

BREVARD COUNTY • INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA – A workshop to recommend plants for the Fifth Avenue median in Indialantic is scheduled for Thursday, October 18.

Susan Hall, a registered landscape architect, will outline the Florida Department of Transportation restrictions and requirements regarding plants that are allowed in the State right-of-way.

Residents are invited to attend the 6:30 p.m. workshop that will be held in the Council Chamber at Town Hall to share their desires, concerns, and issues as they relate to plants and the impact of plants on site visibility.

Susan Hall Landscape Architecture, Inc. of Merritt Island was selected to develop a landscape plan for the four sections of the median, apply for FDOT grant funds, assist in the preparation of the Joint Participation Agreement, and assist with plant installation.

It is expected that all existing plants in the median will be removed.

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Hall will consider information received at the workshop as she develops a high-level conceptual landscape plan that will be acceptable to FDOT.

The plan will be presented to the Town Council for approval prior to an application being made for grant funds. If the grant application is approved a more detailed landscape plan will be prepared.

FDOT landscape grants are designed for the FDOT to pay for the cost of the new plants with the Town paying for the landscape design to FDOT standards, the removal of the existing plants, and the maintenance of traffic required when the plants are installed.

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