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Soundside Partners LLC c/o Christopher Burch - Dean Private Marina
The Department received an application on February 06, 2023, for an Environmental Resource Permit to construct a nine-slip private multifamily marina associated with a townhome subdivision.
The Department received an application on 08/22/2023, for an ERP Individual Permit to construct an upland cut marina basin, an 878 foot long upland cut channel connecting the marina basin to Choctawhatchee Bay, and an offshore navigation channel connecting the upland basin to an existing navigation channel. The marina will have 44 boat slips and 3,183 linear feet of vinyl sheet pile wall. The offshore navigation channel will have a length or 846 feet, a bottom width of 100 feet, and 1V:4H slopes. Submerged aquatic vegetation is proposed to be impacted and a mitigation plan has been submitted to offset these impacts.
On Oct. 11, 2004, The St. Joe Company and the department established the Ecosystem Management Agreement for Bay and Walton counties (EMA). The EMA provides a flexible and predictable permitting process that will benefit the public and ERP applicants and will yield a net ecosystem benefit to the region over the traditional individual permit process. Implementation of the EMA satisfies all applicable standards and criteria, and includes commitments by the St. Joe Company to various operation, mitigation and conservation conditions that exceed current applicable regulatory requirements.
On May 29, 2015, the St. Joe Company and the department established the Second Ecosystem Management Agreement (F.S. 403.0752). This EMA #2 Area encompasses 42,889 acres of St. Joe owned lands within the West Bay Sector Preservation Area in Bay County.
In June 2015, the St. Joe Company and the department began the process to establish the Third Ecosystem Management Agreement (F.S. 403.0752). This EMA #3 Area encompasses 28,327 acres of St. Joe owned lands within the West Bay Sector Preservation Area in Bay County.
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