Porpoise Point Multifamily Dock

The Porpoise Point multifamily docks consist of a mulit-slip, private docking facility located in the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve.  Our scope of services included a benthic assessment of the proposed site, South Florida Water Management District and U.S Army Corps of Engineers permitting, as well as coordination with the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, National Marine Fisheries Service and Lee County environmental staff.  Public concerns were also addressed by DexBender during the permitting process.  In order to minimize impacts to benthic resources, the portion of the dock which passed over seagrass was elevated and constructed of a grated material which allows sunlight penetration.  Additionally, DexBender provided assistance in determining the location of the proposed dock and provided construction oversight during the installation of the facilities in order to further minimize adverse impacts to benthic resources.  We successfully completed permitting of the facilities in March 2009.

A permit modification was requested following construction of the facilities in 2009 in order to allow the installation of boat lifts at the facility.  Approval of the modification was obtained in less than 30 days.