HOLDEN BEACH — A public hearing will be held later this month regarding a proposed terminal groin project here.
The Corps of Engineers’ Wilmington District announced Aug. 28 it received an application from town officials in Holden Beach seeking permits to discharge fill material into the water associated with the construction of a 700-foot-long terminal groin with a 300-foot shore anchorage system and long-term beach renourishment.
The hearing will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Holden Beach Town Hall at 110 Rothschild St. The Corps said comments received will be used in the development of a final environmental statement for the project.
Officials says the project is needed to address erosion and protect infrastructure, roads, homes, beaches, dunes and wildlife habitat in Holden Beach.
The project site is on the eastern portion of Holden Beach and in the area of Lockwood Folly Inlet and will encompass about a mile of oceanfront shoreline.
A draft environmental statement for the project was also released Aug. 28.
The Corps will continue to accept comments regarding the project until Oct. 13.