Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Living Shoreline Stabilization - January 2019

Scope of Work

This project involves the design and construction of shoreline stabilization through the establishment of living shorelines along the Chickahominy River and Gordon Creek. The project involves a living shoreline with breakwater and beach nourishment on the west side of the park along the Chickahominy River, and marsh creation and stabilization using coir logs and rock marsh sills on the north side along Gordon Creek. The project will also incorporate approximately 0.75 acres of riparian buffer enhancement and creation. Locations where bald cypress trees are present along the toe of existing banks will be preserved and expanded with marsh creation wherever feasible.


  • Complete Engineering Design – June 2019
  • Bidding – August 2019
  • Initiate Construction – October 2019
  • Project Completion – May 2020


  • Estimated Budget - $1,759,000
  • Stantec Consulting Services - $84,293
  • Contract payments and percent completed - $15,344 - 22.3%
  • Additional Services - $55,725


  • Purchase Order issued for design work – September, 2018
  • Application submitted for James River Water Quality Improvement Funds – June, 2018
  • Notification of Award of $781,900 for James River Water Quality Improvement Funds – October 2018 
  • Kickoff Meeting Held – September 30, 2018
  • Pre-application meeting held for wetlands permitting - November 27, 2018
  • Field survey completed

Next Steps

  • Complete Environmental Assessment phase of the project
  • Prepare concept design for shoreline stabilization
  • Archaeological investigations

Project Issues

  • Environmental permitting “Time of Year Restrictions” may impact the project schedule.

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