The Board of County Commissioners (Board) approved at its Tuesday, Oct. 23 meeting an emergency beach renourishment project for Vanderbilt and Naples beaches. The renourishment project is needed due to severe erosion in these areas. The Vanderbilt Beach renourishment project is expected to start in early November and take approximately one month to complete, weather permitting. Equipment will then move south to the 8thStreet North area of Naples Beach for work to begin there. That segment of beach renourishment is also expected to take approximately one month, weather permitting. Completion of the entire beach renourishment project is expected in early 2013.
Emergency beach renourishment is needed on Vanderbilt Beach from the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort area to just south of the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, approximately 4,000 linear feet. The Naples Beach renourishment area extends from Lowdermilk Park to just south of the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, approximately 2,500 linear feet. Tourist Development Tax Funds were approved for use for this emergency sand replacement.
For more information, contact Coastal Zone Management Gary McAlpin at 252-5342.