Collier County FL Beach Erosion Control Project (I)
Congressional Districts: 19, 25
Collier County is located on the south west coast of Florida about 120 miles south of the entrance to Tampa Bay and about 100 miles north of Key West. Naples is the largest city located along the shoreline in the county. The Feasibility Study was authorized by Section 4033 of Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-114). Whereby the Secretary shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility of carrying out a project for hurricane and storm damage reduction and flood damage reduction in the vicinity of Vanderbilt, Park Shore, and Naples beaches, Collier County, Florida.
Project is funded under P.L. 115-123: Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018, Supplemental. Project is brokered to Norfolk District (NAO). NAO manages the project, including the funding and financial data.
3299 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 303
Naples, Florida 34112
The draft Final integrated Feasibility Report was in Policy and Legal Compliance Review preparing for State and Agency Review when the study was paused. An Environmental Compliance Policy Exception request, pushing environmental compliance into the Pre-construction Engineering and Design phase when additional data could be obtained and the level of design would increase, was declined. Due to the limited remaining time in the study schedule and funding in the study budget, the memo recommended the submission of a Time and Funding Exemption. In October 2021, a Time and Funding Exemption request was submitted, in accordance with Section 1001 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2014. The request is currently in review by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters.