James City County Marina

Renovations and Improvements - April 2019

Scope of Work

This project involves design and construction of upgrades and reconfiguration of the County’s marina (formerly known as the Jamestown Yacht Basin) located adjacent to Powhatan Creek. Much of the existing infrastructure has reached or exceeded its useful life and portions are unsafe and unusable. This project will design improvements to the entire marina facility. The improvements will be constructed in two phases with the timing of the phases dependent on available funding. Phase 1 improvements will be focused along the northwest edge of the basin and adjacent to the primary access road and parking areas.


  • Complete Engineering Design – Spring 2019
  • Bidding for Phase 1 – Summer 2019
  • Initiate Construction for Phase 1 – Fall 2019
  • Phase 1 Project Completion – Late Spring 2020


  • Estimated Budget (through Phase 1) - $3,085,000
  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) - $235,500
  • Contract payments and percent completed - $85,289.91 - 36.2%


  • Purchase Order issued for design work – April 2018
  • Application submitted for James River Water Quality Improvement Funds – June 2018 (funding not received as of October 2018)
  • Preliminary engineering and environmental investigations – field work completed June 2018
  • Concept plan developed for review by County agencies and public - September 2018

Next Steps

  • Develop a preliminary design based on comments from agencies and public
  • Apply for environmental permits required for the project

Project Issues

  • Dredging is required to restore depth to the marina. A disposal site for the dredge spoils needs to be identified.
  • Environmental permitting “Time of Year Restrictions” may impact the project schedule.

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