Costa Brava Marina Reconstruction


Miami Beach, Florida


Engineering and environmental permitting for the reconstruction of a 28-slip marina


  • Field investigations
  • Dive debris surveys
  • Marina design
  • Contractor solicitation
  • Construction administration

More about the Costa Brava Marina Reconstruction project

Cummins Cederberg was engaged by the Costa Brava Condominium Association to obtain environmental permits for the construction of a 32-slip marina located at Belle Isle in Miami Beach. The project was originally initiated more than 5 years earlier and passed through several marine consultants without any significant progress in obtaining permits, including multiple denials. The agencies finally presented the Association with a 3-month deadline before closing all applications, which would result in loss of all permit fees paid and any work presented.

Cummins Cederberg immediately reviewed the complete project history and met personally with all stakeholders. Several meetings were conducted with the various environmental agencies to understand concerns and provide all required information before the 3-month deadline. Despite some applications requiring a complete restart, the thorough documentation, meetings, and phone calls paid off and resulted in approval of the project and all permits before the 3-month deadline.

As a testament to quality services, Cummins Cederberg was subsequently engaged to manage the bid process and the selection of a qualified marine contractor. Cummins Cederberg obtained bid packages and provided a summary and comparison as well as coordinated interviews with various contractors for the Association to make an informed decision following our recommendations.

In addition, Cummins Cederberg provided construction administration services. This included a special inspector, review of change orders, review of contractor submittals, payment applications, and material specifications. During construction, Cummins Cederberg coordinated with the contractor to keep the project on budget and schedule. Following construction initiation, access to the Island was restricted due to an unexpected weight restriction on nearby bridges due to unrelated damage. To resolve this quickly, Cummins Cederberg coordinated with the City, as well as the concrete supplier, and obtained special permits specifically for the concrete trucks access.

Catherine OlnickCosta Brava Marina Reconstruction