This serves as notification from the Shore Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from 2C Properties, LLC for a Shore Protection Act (SPA) permit under Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.) 12-5-230 et. seq. for the construction of a pool and pool decks, patios and gravel paths, putting green, a wood deck, fencing and retaining walls; installation of an underground stormwater detention system; and landscaping within the State’s SPA Jurisdiction, 107 East 31st Street, Sea Island, Glynn County, Georgia.
The applicant’s lot totals approximately 35,568 sq.ft. (0.82 acres) of which 9,280 sq.ft. (0.21 acres) is located within the State’s SPA jurisdiction. A residence is under construction landward of SPA jurisdiction while the area within jurisdiction consists of a maintained lawn. An existing rock revetment is located immediately east of the subject lot.
The adjacent lot owned by SIA PROPCO II, LLC totals 1,811 sq.ft. and consists of existing landscaping and a portion of a beach access walkway. The entire lot is within the State’s SPA jurisdiction.
On the 2C Properties, LLC lot the applicant proposes to construct a pool (1,397 sq.ft.) and pool decks (566 sq.ft.), patios and gravel paths (322 sq.ft.), a putting green (580 sq.ft.), a wood deck (253 sq.ft.), retaining walls and fences (70 sq.ft.); installation of an underground stormwater detention system; and landscaping and irrigation for lawn and landscaped areas.
Installation of the underground stormwater detention system will result in the temporary impact of approximately 2,100 sq.ft. of the jurisdictional area. Once installed approximately 650 cu.yd. of fill will be required to provide the minimum overfill. Following completion of the grading the area will be grassed and landscaped with approximately 6,092 sq.ft. of native plantings and lawn. As proposed, 66 percent of the State’s SPA jurisdictional area will be retained or improved to a more natural vegetated and topographic state.
On the SIA PROPCO II lot, the applicant proposes to install native landscaping (1,551 sq.ft.) and construct a gravel foot path (260 sq.ft.) to connect the path located on the 2C Properties, LLC lot to the existing beach access located at the 31st Street access location. As proposed, 86 percent of the State’s SPA jurisdictional area will be retained or improved to a more natural vegetated and topographic state.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate that the project is not contrary to the public interest and that no feasible alternative sites exist. In passing upon the application for permit, the permit issuing authority shall consider the public interest which for purposes of this part shall be deemed to be the following considerations: (1) Whether or not unreasonably harmful, increased alteration of the dynamic dune field or submerged lands, or function of the sand-sharing system will be created; (2) Whether or not the granting of a permit and the completion of the applicant's proposal will unreasonably interfere with the conservation of marine life, wildlife, or other resources; and (3) Whether or not the granting of a permit and the completion of the applicant's proposal will unreasonably interfere with reasonable access by and recreational use and enjoyment of public properties impacted by the project.
A detailed public notice with drawings has been distributed and is available by visiting the Department of Natural Resources website: CoastalGaDNR.org under “Marsh & Shore Permits”. Please provide this office with substantive, site-specific comments as to why the proposed work should or should not proceed. Comments and questions concerning this proposed project should be submitted in writing and be submitted by the close of business on June 13, 2019 to Josh Noble, Department of Natural Resources, One Conservation Way, Brunswick, Georgia 31520.