Mar 1, 2021
Construction begins on Tides Inn Waterfront Restoration
The Tides Inn has begun construction on the first major phase of the Gluckman Tang designed Masterplan for the resort: a shoreline restoration project along its waterfront on Carter’s Creek, a tributary of the Rappahannock River in Irvington, VA.
This $3.6m project will stabilize portions of the resort’s existing shoreline, restore the native ecology, and deepen guests’ connection to the land, shoreline, and water. Encompassing over 1300 linear feet of shoreline, the project will restore beaches, introduce a curved wharf to promote water access, create 18,000 square feet of living shoreline including an oyster reef and thousands of new shoreline plantings, and preserve existing old-growth trees along the adjacent bluffs.
This “Living shoreline” will promote a natural habitat for birds and aquatic life along the shore, providing new opportunities for educational and recreational programming at the resort, as well as improve the ecological health of Carter’s Creek.
Gluckman Tang has worked closely with Landscape Architect Waterstreet Studio and Civil Engineer Bay Design Group as they developed the project.