Barnacle Historic State Park Boathouse and Dock Repairs

Miami-Dade County, Florida

Project Description

The Barnacle Historic State Park is situated in Coconut Grove overlooking the Biscayne Bay. The historic boathouse and dock structures sustained damage in 2017 as a result of Hurricane Irma. Given the park’s historic designation, a key goal was to restore the boathouse and dock consistent with the original appearance.

WGI conducted an environmental assessment to document protected resources (e.g., seagrasses and mangroves) within the project area and to determine the environmental permit authorizations needed to conduct the repairs. The project required coordination and permits through the South Florida Water Management District Environmental Resource Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, and the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources Division of Environmental
Resource Management Coastal Resources Section. The project was located within the review boundaries of the Shoreline Development Review Committee and required additional review and approval from the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.

WGI environmental scientists and structural engineers implemented avoidance and minimization measures to protect natural resources and successfully negotiated repairs as maintenance activities to expedite state and federal authorizations.

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