Environmental and Marine Consultants supporting Florida since 1976
Caribbean Cove is a 31 unit single-family residential development which includes 32 wet slips and associated docking structures located within an existing canal adjacent to the Caloosahatchee River. The project also includes an observation pier which extends into the Caloosahatchee River. DexBender’s scope of services for the project included U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), and Lee County permitting as well as coordination with National Marine Fisheries Institute, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commision. During the permitting process DexBender also coordinated with surrounding land owners in order to address concerns about possible navigation issues within the existing canal. The final dock plan consisted of parallel docks which minimized the footprint of the proposed structures within the existing canal thereby eliminating the navigation issue. The SFWMD permit for the project was issued in 2008 and the COE permit was issued in 2009.