“I would like to clear up a few things regarding the recent City Pier announcement.
The EPA and the DEP required the RDA to do an extensive environmental clean-up on the City Pier. A large amount of contaminated soil has been removed from the site. There has been significant clean fill brought on to the pier to cap the site. This will allow us to finish the surface with either asphalt, concrete or grass.
If we were to go any deeper into the soil on the pier, it would require a much more extensive clean-up and an additional tens of millions of dollars to complete. The approved site plan presented this week will allow the city to host community events, fairs, boat dockage (additional work required) and concerts. It will also allow all residents a waterfront walking path.”
-Mayor Paul Coogan.