Starfish Pond Borrow Pit

Palatka, florida

Matthews Design Group (MDG) completed engineering, site design, and permitting for the 130-acre Star Fish Pond Borrow Pit.  Project included review of several options to take advantage of the site geography and geology to mine premium grade material used for roadway construction. This borrow pit will ultimately consist of three pits dug in the “wet” by dragline.

In addition to permitting with state agencies, MDG obtained a special use permit from the St. Johns County Zoning Department.

Services Provided

  • Review of geotechnical report to establish design depth
  • Hydrogeological and groundwater study (subcontractor)
  • Final engineering
  • Permitting with St. Johns County, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and St. Johns River Water Management District