Destin coastal owners suit reaches high court

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A group of Destin beachfront homeowners who claim that anti-erosion projects have cut the value of their properties by millions of dollars are bringing their case before the Florida Supreme Court. Six years ago, the residents said that a project that added a 75-foot sand barrier slashed home values there by reducing access to the water. The state Department of Environmental Protection claims that sand reduces erosion and creates more stability, protecting property owners who still have access to the water. A ruling in favor of the property owners could affect projects all along Florida’s 825 miles of coastline. [Property Wire]