Beach Drive Coastal Resiliency Project
DNR Public Hearing November 15, 2022
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources held a public hearing concerning the permit to construct a coastal rip rap revetment structure along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The public hearing was Tuesday November 15, 2022, at 6:00PM at the Fox Point Village Hall, 7200 N Santa Monica Blvd. Public comments are due to the DNR by November 25,2022. Please see the attachment for more details and how to provide your written comments. The attachment also has a link and instructions how to access the application and plans.
November 16, 2022 Project Update
MSA has prepared three addenda related to the project, some of which affected the drawings previously included on this page. This update includes the most recent plans that incorporate changes made in the addenda and can be found in the document below.
Additionally, the bid opening occurred November 15, 2022, and seven contractors submitted bids to perform the work. The bids range from approximately $3.7 million to $6.2 million and can be found through the link below. A recommendation to award the project will be made at the December 13th Village Board Meeting. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting and speak for or against the possible award.
October 25, 2022 Project Update
Staff has been working with MSA, the DNR and the Army Corps of Engineers to obtain the permit to perform the work along the shoreline. After some discussion with the DNR, it appears that they will issue the permit in December and will send out a public notice of the project in the next week. A public hearing, conducted by the DNR, will be held on November 15, 2022, at Fox Point Village Hall. Details of the public hearing will be provided by the DNR in their public notice.
The most recent drawings for the project are also provided below. These drawings were uploaded to an online bidding site and, to date, more than 20 contractors have pulled the plans and specifications for the project. At this time, MSA is working on an addendum to the project based on our discussions with the contractors and the DNR and is expected to issue the addendum by the end of the week. Please note that the plans will change based on the addendum to be issued.
Bidding, which was originally scheduled for early October then moved to October 26, has been moved again to November 15. This is to accommodate the changes to the drawings stemming from our discussions with the DNR and the contractors. We are anticipating award the work at the December Village Board meeting which may be contingent on the price of the work. Current cost estimates to complete the project, including the water main, is approximately $7,000,000.
Project Updates - August 30. 2022
At the meeting, attendees requested the ability to comment on the proposed revetment project. Staff noted that a comment form would be made available but that comments needed to be limited in nature; that is, the design and location for the revetment has been established based on discussions with WDNR and the Corps and changes to the revetment design are extremely unlikely. However, interested parties may comment on the landscape plan, public access, and the such. The comment form can be accessed by clicking on the following link.