Ocean View Dune Restoration – City of Norfolk, VA

Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published Jan. 25, 2022
Expiration date: 2/24/2022

Ocean View Dune Restoration – City of Norfolk, VA

Interested parties are hereby notified that a request for permission to alter a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project pursuant to Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. Section 408) has been received and will be evaluated by the Norfolk District. Written comments, including any objections to the proposed alteration, stating reasons therefore, are being solicited from anyone having an interest in the requested alteration. The authority to grant permission for temporary or permanent use, occupation or alteration of any USACE civil works project is contained in Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, as amended, codified at 33 USC 408 (“Section 408”). Section 408 authorizes the Secretary of the Army to grant permission for the alteration or occupation or use of a USACE project if the Secretary determines that the activity will not be injurious to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of the project. The proposed action is also subject to the requirements and objectives of Executive Order (EO) 11988, Floodplain Management and has the potential to impact floodplains. This notice complies with Section 2(a)(4) of EO 11988 and requests advance public comment to determine if there are any public concerns regarding potential impacts on floodplains.

Actions that encroach upon a USACE federal project require a Section 408 review to determine no negative impacts will occur as a result of project implementation. Sea Mist LLC proposes to restore the historic coastal primary sand dune landward of +5 ft NAVD88 via sand replenishment and plantings and establish the development limits on West Ocean View Avenue in Willoughby Beach on Lots 1, 1A,2, 18A, 19, 20 of Block 24 and a portion of 11th View Street. Approximately 5,844 ft2 of existing dune is proposed to be graded down and approximately 18,200 ft2 of beach quality fill and native plantings/enhancement are proposed to reestablish the historic primary coastal dune. The project construction extends into the USACE Willoughby Spit and Vicinity Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project.

Written comments may be submitted via mail to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District
803 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510-1096
ATTN: Zach Martin

Or email to Zachary.Martin@usace.army.mil

If you have any questions, please contact Zach Martin by telephone at 757-201-7320 or via email at Zachary.Martin@usace.army.mil.  

Comments are due by February 24, 2022.