The Dunes is a 628 unit residential waterfront development consisting of 7 towers and several single-story villas. It is located on a 188 acre property on the corner of Vanderbilt Drive and Bluebill Ave. The property contained 95 acres of wetlands of which 83 were preserved and 12 were impacted. This project entailed detailed coordination with a wide variety of agencies. Gopher tortoise relocation, scrub protection, and mangrove protection issues were resolved during the permitting process. Nine acres of scrub preserve were incorporated into the project design with the support of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and an award-winning dune restoration area was created. The development also worked closely with the county to coordinate landscaping and land use with the adjacent Connor Park along Bluebill Avenue.