More good news for the waterfront: the City has received a $75,000 grant from the State’s Division of Coastal Resources Together with local matching funds, this grant will support our ongoing effort to redevelop Echo Bay. As you know from past updates, the City intends to transform an industrial area used primarily for the storage of public works vehicles into a vibrant waterfront setting with retail, housing, open space, and public access to the shoreline. With a feasibility analysis already completed and a site for the relocation of City Yard selected, the next step in the process involves identification of qualified developers who can bring this vision to life. I expect to have much more information about our waterfront goals, together with a detailed redevelopment timetable, in next month’s update.

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