City continues commitment to shoreline stabilization on Amelia Riverfront

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
November 6, 2020

By passing Resolution 2020-164 on a 5-0 vote at their November 4, 2020 Regular Meeting, Fernandina Beach City Commissioners (FBCC) continued making progress in addressing shoreline stabilization.  The Resolution approved Work Order 20-95 with Passero Associates for Phase 4 of the Amelia Riverfront Resiliency Project.

The City’s resiliency effort along the Amelia River waterfront began in last year. Phase 1 was the initial base study, stretching from approximately Rayonier Advanced Materials to the Port of Fernandina. Phase 2 was the preliminary design and permitting from Parking C and D to the boat ramp. Phase 3 was the stabilization review of Parking Lots A and B and structural review of Brett’s.

Phase 4 of the Amelia Riverfront Resiliency Project includes final design, construction documents, and bidding for work associated with the Phase 2 effort (stabilization and living shoreline) of Parking Lots C and D).

By approving the Resolution and Work Order, the FBCC authorized an amount of $88,190.00 to Passero Associates to provide final design, construction documents, and bidding related to the Amelia Riverfront resiliency, stabilization and living shoreline from southeast corner of Parking Lot D to Ash Street/boat ramp.

Funding for the Waterfront Park is included in the Capital Expansion Fund Parks and Recreation Improvements account, 3107200 56300, in FY 2020/2021.