Rochester, N.Y. - Mayor Lovely Warren announced on Tuesday that the excavation portion of the Port of Rochester Marina Project is complete. Crews will soon allow the basin to fill with water.
"What we are creating is much more than a marina basin," Mayor Warren said. "We are building a Port of Opportunity that will establish Rochester as a major waterfront destination on Lake Ontario. At long last, we are going to leverage this amazing location -- where the Genesee River meets Lake Ontario -- to further our goals of creating more jobs and safer more vibrant neighborhoods where we can provide all of our children with a quality education."
The Port of Rochester marina on River Street is a catalyst for development to create 2,500 construction jobs, as well as 300 permanent jobs.
The marina dock system will be installed in the basin and renovations of a portion of the former ferry terminal building will create a new boater services facility. The new basin will accommodate 85 boater slips. The marina's entrance to the river is being constructed north of the City's public boat launch.
The park area and public promenade with connect the Charlotte Pier to the Genesee Riverway.
This project is currently estimated to cost $22 million. Funding sources include proceeds from the sale of the Hemlock and Canadice Lakes watershed to the State, Federal and state grants, as well as the City's Capital Improvement Program.
The Port of Rochester Marina is scheduled to be open in the spring. The city is currently accepting reservations from prospective tenants for the 2016 boating season.
Those interested in reserving a slip are asked to call 585-428-7432.