Jensen Design & Survey, Inc. was selected as the consultant to prepare plans for the Mondo’s Cove Public Beach Access Stairway Project led by a California Joint Powers Authority (JPA) called the ‘Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment (BEACON). The purpose of this project is to provide safer means of public beach access, wildlife viewing, and loading zones for existing users along Pacific Coast Highway 1 at one of Ventura County’s most popular and visited beaches. JDS services included: topographic base mapping, underground utility research; jurisdictional delineation analysis including Southern Pacific Railroad, Caltrans, a local Homeowners Association, and identifying local mean high tide line to establish State Land Commissions jurisdiction; preliminary civil engineering plans; site planning; before and after 3D site renderings; public presentations and outreach; CEQA analysis; and permitting services.
The original scope of work for the Project was completed within time constraints and under budget. With additional contract amount available, BEACON requested JDS utilize the authorized funds to assist with CEQA analysis to understand if the Project was a candidate for Categorical Exemptions and also provide permitting assistance and coordination with California Coastal Commission. Ultimately, with the help of JDS’s deliverables, BEACON was able to secure Federal Grant Funding for this community project.