Client: City of Port St. Lucie
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
Construction Value: $13 million
Completion Date: 2012
American obtained a conceptual ERP for a new crossing over the North Fork St. Lucie River, involving a state park, an aquatic preserve, and state sovereign submerged lands. In addition, American created two mitigation packages. The proprietary mitigation package was developed with DEP and offset impacts to state lands in exchange for an easement over state lands. The regulatory mitigation package was developed with the SFWMD, USACE, USFWS, and NMFS and offset impacts to natural resources. This work was conducted concurrently with the city’s preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement and Section 4(f) Evaluation for the new river crossing over state lands. The project included wetland delineation for six build alternatives, preparation of conceptual design plans, conceptual pond siting and stormwater evaluation, and assessment of environmental impacts and potential mitigation options. The project also involved large team meetings with multiple agencies, presentations to FDEP regarding mitigation of state lands, secondary impact analysis, and permitting of restoration projects through the SFWMD and USACE.