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DATE:      May 10, 2006

TO:          The Wetlands Board

FROM:      Patrick Menichino, Wetlands Board Secretary

SUBJECT:  Case NO. W-05-06/VMRC 06-0616; 147 West Landing & 143 West Landing


Mr. Daniel Winall, of Water’s Edge Construction, on behalf of the owners, Mr. James Zinn of 147 West Landing and Mr. Arthur Casey of 143 West Landing, has applied for a wetlands permit to repair approximately 360 feet of existing concrete rubble riprap revetment by overlaying said revetment with Class 2 riprap to prevent erosion. In addition, the application includes a 150 foot long pier with a 16 foot X 16 foot “L” shaped deck proposed at 143 West Landing to provide access to the James River but this is outside the Board’s jurisdiction. The properties are further identified as parcels 5031200020 and 5031200021 respectively in the James City County Real Estate system. The project site is located on the James River main stem.


Environmental Division staff visited the site on April 21, 2006, along with representatives from VMRC and VIMS to discuss the project scope and potential impacts. Total proposed impacts for this project have been determined to be 3240 square feet, and are comprised of 2160 square feet of impact to the Intertidal Rubble Community and 1080 square feet of impact to subaqueous bottom. The fill caused by this project is determined to be 1080 square feet to the Intertidal Rubble Community.


It is the staff’s recommendation that the Board approve this application, with the following conditions:


  1. The limits of construction shall be flagged in the field prior to the preconstruction meeting.
  2. All vegetation to be removed shall be clearly flagged or marked with spray paint prior to the preconstruction meeting.
  3. The landward areas of the Resource Protection Area (RPA) buffer that are proposed to be cleared and disturbed through the placement of the construction access will require restoration with native vegetation consisting of trees, shrubs and ground cover. An RPA restoration plan with surety shall be submitted and approved by the Environmental Division prior to the preconstruction meeting.
  4. A preconstruction meeting will be held on-site prior to construction.
  5. A turbidity curtain will not be required for this project as proposed. The Environmental Director reserves the right to require a turbidity curtain if field conditions change.
  6. The existing concrete riprap rubble will be broken up into smaller core size stone prior to the placement of new riprap.
  7. All new riprap used shall be Class 2. The riprap shall tie into existing grade at the top and a 2’ deep buried toe shall be installed at the bottom of the slope.
  8. Upon completion of the shoreline work, the construction access shall be regraded to existing slope conditions. The RPA restoration plan shall be implemented with all plantings installed as approved. The RPA surety will be held a minimum of one year after plant installation to ensure the long-term viability of the installed plant materials.
  9. The permit shall expire May 10, 2007.
  10. If an extension of this permit is needed, a written request shall be submitted to the Environmental Division no later than two weeks prior to expiration date.

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