Mill Point Living Shoreline

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This project will install a living shoreline around the extent of Mill Point Park to the city-owned parking lot on Lincoln Street. The project will both stabilize the shoreline with an alternate to hardened approaches, while also creating an off-shore sill of rock and oyster reef to reduce wave energy impacts at the water’s edge. Mill Point was identified for a living shoreline to improve water quality in the Hampton River and help the city meet its pollution reduction goals. The project will also create a more varied and interesting landscape for residents and the general public to enjoy.


The project will be located along the Hampton River from Mill Point Park to the city-owned Lincoln Street parking lot, around the Mill Point Townhomes.


The project is currently being designed and is estimated to be permitted for construction by spring 2024. Construction is projected to begin fall 2024 and be completed by summer 2025.


This project received funding from the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund Grant Program through the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), via CFPF-21-01-21-S.