Mayor Barlow Announces Start Of Phase II Construction On Cahill Pier Transformation Project – Oswego Daily News


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OSWEGO – Mayor Billy Barlow introduced right now The metropolis of Oswego has started enhancement as quickly as extra on the Worldwide Cahill Pier reworkation enterprise.

The enhancement enterprise is the second half Of labor to be carried out on the pier As a Outcome of the metropolis works To rework The earlier industrial pier Proper into a leisure, pedestrian oriented public park collectively with fishing entry, a strolling path, a boardwalk, seating spaces, further dock space with electrical entry, and extra.

The Cahill Pier reworkation enterprise is An factor of the almost $20 million in waterfront enhancement tasks The metropolis has fulld the final 5 yrs.

“I’m please to proceed with enhancement on the Cahill Pier enterprise with Phase II starting right now. The Cahill Pier enterprise Shall be reworkative, serving as a key factor to our full waterfront plan,” Barlow said. “Altering a vacant, underutilized pier Proper into a public park with fullly different amenities provides to our rising itemizing of waterfront enhancements And might Carry out An exact draw for refacetnts and visitors, encouraging them To return to the waterfront And luxuriate in A day or night outdoors. I anticipate this enterprise, as quickly as fulld, To current An excellent return for our group and brings A lot extra distinctive character and one other attraction to The metropolis of Oswego.”

In 2019, The metropolis of Oswego secured $12.6 million from The mannequin Ny Start Resiliency and Financial Development Initiative (REDI) in response to the extreme water and flooding alongside Lake Ontario – $3.5 million of the funding was allotted To Increase and enhance Wright’s Touchdown Marina, and $9.1 million was allotted To rework The earlier Worldwide Pier, now re-named the William S. Cahill Pier, from a vacant parcel of land to a public park.

Last yr, The metropolis fulld $6 million worth Of labor to restabilize the pier by placing in sheet-piling Throughout the perimeter To cease erosion.

Now, The metropolis has employed Hannibal-based mostly W.D. Malone To finish Phase II of the enterprise for $5.1 million. The stability of the funding Shall be funded by federal funds from a FEMA disaster declaration.

Phase II enhancement Is predicted to be fulld by November. Mayor Barlow said the Oswego Dehalfment of Public Works will finish final particulars for the pier in early spring 2023 adopted by a grand opening ceremony.

Barlow furtherly said Phase III of the pier work Shall begin immediately following half II, collectively with the enhancement Of An monumental pavilion To deal with a bar or restaurant, and extra dockage for boats alongside the west facet of the pier.

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