City Projects - Treasure Bay Living Shoreline

Treasure Bay Living Shoreline

A City-wide seawall assessment was performed in 2020 and the results prioritized repairs needed at Treasure Bay estimated to cost approximately $1.8M.
In lieu of performing traditional seawall repairs, the City applied for a grant from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program to replace the seawall with a living shoreline. Treasure Bay is a prime location to install a living shoreline. Living shorelines help to protect property from erosion while providing habitat, and improving water quality. Also, living shorelines generally require less costly maintenance than traditional seawalls. The grant was awarded in June 2020 and the project will provide a living shoreline/living seawall design for the entire 2,340 feet of existing seawall and replacement of the first 500 feet of seawall (northwest section) with a living shoreline. The ecological function of the golf course’s stormwater/hazard ponds will also be restored. The project officially kicked-off at the end of January 2021 and is currently in the permitting process.

In addition to the construction of the first 500 feet of living shoreline, the City was also awarded a Resilient Florida grant in the amount of $1.5M to convert the remaining portions of seawall on site. Conceptual design plans have been completed, as shown below. 

The project is currently in the permitting phase, with construction tentatively planned to commence Fall 2023.
Living Shoreline

TB Seawall Assessment
Treasure Bay Seawall Inspection Condition Rating Map

Updated: 2 February 2023