Two Days Left for Pinellas Easements
- Business & Finance
Pinellas County beachfront property owners have two more days left to provide easements to take part in an upcoming beach nourishment project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, reported earlier this month that owners in the affected areas and individual parcels have until June 2 to provide the perpetual storm damage reduction easements to Pinellas County, otherwise these areas will be bypassed completely.
Perpetual easements are required over the portions of property located along the shoreline and within the projected material placement areas.
The easements will allow for construction activities necessary to build and maintain the beach and ensure these beach areas remains open to the public in perpetuity. The county has been actively reaching out to property owners within affected areas to secure these easements.
The proposed project will repair damages sustained from Hurricane Hermine to the Sand Key Segment as well as provide nourishment to the Treasure Island and Long Key segments. Renourishment of the beaches is scheduled to begin this fall.