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Beach Park Facilities

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Click Here to view Bayview Park Improvement Plan

The scope of work associated with the Bayview Park Improvement Plan  project will include multiple park modifications with an increase of the existing parking lot spaces from16 boats trailer parking spaces to 58 parking spaces, new underground electrical service, new bollard style lighting plan, landscaping improvements, stormwater drainage improvements, and the installation of nine (9) off road street boat trailer parking spaces.

Proposed Vanderbilt Beach Restrooms

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County staff has developed a plan to upgrade the existing Vanderbilt Beach bathroom facility to address overall community needs consistent with current county practices and existing beach park facilities.  The existing Vanderbilt bathrooms are approximately 15 years old and are woefully inadequate to serve current needs. Vanderbilt Beach is one of the county’s most popular beach parks and there is general agreement that the facilities need to be upgraded and expanded.  The BCC has made substantial beach facility investments in this area, including construction of an $8 million public beach parking garage with 342 parking spaces.

 

The facility has been sited in such a way that it will not extend beyond the existing beach vegetation line nor will it extend further seaward than any other building along Gulf Shore Dr or south of the proposed location.  In fact, it is planned to be as unobtrusive as possible tucked in among existing mature trees and vegetation so as to preserve existing views for residents and beach-goers.

 

                

The plan includes:

·         Elevated construction to conform to the FEMA Vertical Elevation (VE) guidelines of VE 16.   This requires that the structure be elevated  10 feet above the approximate beach elevation of 6 feet. Both the bathroom and concession building will be approximately 25 feet above the beach elevation with possibly only the very tops of these structures visible above the tree canopy.

·         A total facility of 3,800 SF which includes:

o    A 750 SF elevated bathroom that houses 6 women’s commodes and 2 urinals and 2 commodes for men.

o   A 400 SF elevated concession stand that will provide existing menu items currently served on the beach.

o   A 1,500 SF elevated deck with seating for snack eating and beach viewing.

o   1,150 SF of ramps and stairs to allow handicap access to this facility. 

o   Ground floor facilities that will be used for concession storage, equipment storage, shade structure for beach goers, dumpster and a lift station for waste removal.

o   Completely encapsulated by existing and proposed  vegetation to protect resident and visitor privacy and beach views.

 

These facilities are consistent with the existing beach park facilities at Tigertail, Clam Pass, Barefoot and  Lowdermilk Park.  This facility is  also smaller than either of the two, private beach club facilities at Pelican Bay or the two at the Ritz Carlton while serving the entire Collier County community.

 

 

 

Vanderbilt Beach Illustration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Vanderbilt Bathroom Beach Park Facility