Just to let you folks know that as per the latest FEMA guidelines Foster city will need to upgrade its 8 Mile levee around the bay. The upgrade primarily is about the raising the height of the levee to compensate for expected rise in Ocean level till 2050. After that Foster city will have to upgrade again to FEMA standard 2100.
As per the new layout designs the existing levee will be raised as high as 4 feet in some places. This would impact the views and presentation of existing bay trail which is one big selling point of the city.
The cost is expected to be in range of $80-$100 million depending on the chosen design. Construction expected to start in late 2018 and to be finished by 2020. City has not decided how to finance it but new tax is expected.