South Ponte Vedra One-time Dune Restoration

SPVVB Dune Restoration map and USCAE AOI Graphic with Dune Emphasis
Beach Restoration Map
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Project Details

  • The project extends from approximately one-and-one-third mile north of Guana River Road and ties into the taper of the USACE Project in front of Serenata Ocean Villas.
  • One-time dune nourishment placing an average of 20 cubic yards of sand.
  • The sand will come from an offshore borrow site approximately eight miles offshore.

Funding Details

  • The section of the project to the north of Serenata will be funded by:
    • A combination of State, County Tourist Development Tax, and MSTU funds.
    • Fifty percent FDEP Hurricane Matthew funding.
    • MSTU at 4.0 Mils for 10 years.
  • The section of the project in front of Serenata will be funded only by an MSTU of 1.5 mils for 10 years on Serenata Ocean Villas and Beach Club.

Current Stage

  • County Real Estate staff is seeking Temporary Construction Easements (74 percent received so far).
  • Obtaining permit for an offshore sand source.
  • Obtaining permit for sand placement onto the beach.
  • Surveyor is processing LiDAR data and survey data.

Description

The conceptual plan for South Ponte Vedra Boulevard oceanfront properties is for a County-directed, one-time placement of an average of 20 cubic yards of sand per linear foot, replacing sand lost primarily due to Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. The sand will come from an offshore borrow source approximately eight miles offshore.

The project will run from approximately one-and-one-third mile north of Guana River Road to the northern taper of the USACE Project in front of Serenata Ocean villas. The new dune will be contoured to maximize durability, and supportive vegetation will be planted to further increase dune resilience.

An Erosion Control Line (ECL) must be established to legally document and fix the boundary between upland property ownership and submerged lands of the state prior to the construction of the beach projects. The current property line is the Mean High Water Line (MHWL). Mean High Water is an established elevation and the MHWL moves with the changes in the contour of the beach. The establishment of an ECL will not take any property from upland owners, but it will prevent future movement of the property line. The ECL process will involve producing maps of the proposed ECL and review by the State’s surveyors, followed by preparations for a required workshop and hearing for the upland property owners. Notices will be mailed to all affected property owners and the meetings will be advertised.

The project to the north of Serenata will be funded by a combination of State, County Tourist Development Tax, and Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) funds. The State has offered Hurricane Matthew recovery funds to match the local expenditures for dune restoration and the MSTU will levy 4.0 mils (four tenths of one percent) per year for ten years on the taxable value of the properties in the MSTU area to provide partial funding for the local share. The section of the project in front of Serenata will be funded by only an MSTU of 1.5 mils for 10 years levied on Serenata Ocean Villas and Beach Club.

County Real Estate staff is currently seeking Temporary Construction Easements from property owners in the project area. Please contact (904) 209-0760 if you haven’t received your easement. The surveyors are currently processing the LiDAR and surveying data which will be used by the county engineering consultant to produce templates on a lot-by-lot basis. Below is the current schedule:

Permit level design (In Progress)

Summer 2019 – Winter 2019

Fill and borrow permits (In Progress)

Spring 2019 – Winter 2020

Construction easements (In Progress)

Summer 2019 – Winter 2020

Construction documents

Summer 2020 – Winter 2020

Construction

Winter 2020 – Summer 2021

 

 

 

 

 

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