Flagler Beach is rebuilding the dumpster pad at the Funky Pelican restaurant at the Flagler Beach pier, but the restaurant will stay open during the construction process.
The restaurant, at 215 State Road A1A, leases space from the city government. The work began on Sept. 8 and is expected to take about 60 days, according to a city government news release.
The pad is just to the north of the restaurant's entrance, and the construction staging area will extend north and cover 11 parking spots.
The City Commission had voted 3-2 to approve the $420,459 construction project during a meeting on April 28, with Commissioner Eric Cooley and Commissioner James Sherman voting no.
“This project is critical to ensuring that the new dumpster pad area will be functional and safe for the staff of the Funky Pelican restaurant," City Manager William Whitson said, according to the news release. "We know that there will be some inconvenience to the public created, but we hope that the public understands that this work must be done to protect the safety of the workers and the longterm protection of our beach environment.”