A section where barriers and delineated parking are erected on the Fills in Islamorada. DAVID GROSS/Keys Weekly

The Village of Islamorada is conducting a community-driven master planning process for the Fills, the area composed of Tea Table Fill, Indian Key Fill, and Lignumvitae Key Fill located between mile marker 79.6 and 77.7. This process is intended to protect public health and safety, conserve natural and historical resources, facilitate appropriate resource-based public outdoor recreational uses and enhance our quality of life.

Through a community input effort,  a village council-adopted action plan will be produced that articulates the community’s vision for the Fills and sets forth how it will be brought to life. The village is asking the community to be part of this process by participating in the public workshops and completing this survey.  

The survey questions were derived from the input received during the stakeholder meetings and the public input workshop held the first week of October. Through the survey, even more residents and business owners can provide their opinions about the aspects of the master plan that the public has identified as most important to them. 

A general comment section is also provided, and people may email input and questions to [email protected] The survey will be open through Nov. 19.

An aerial view of the Fills, the three small islands that connect Upper and Lower Matecumbe Keys. VILLAGE OF ISLAMORADA/Contributed

The survey is one of many opportunities for the entire Islamorada community to be a part of the Fills master planning effort. Participation and input during this process will help to create the community vision for the Fills area, a vision that will be incorporated into the Master Plan and ultimately achieved through a series of future projects.

Visit the newly created project website to learn about the background, the master planning process and to stay updated on progress. A link to the community survey is provided on the home page of the website.

The next in the series of workshops and meetings will be held on Dec. 1  at the Founders Park Community Center. Details will be publicized well in advance of the meeting. The master plan is slated to be finalized in April 2022.

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