Cuyahoga Council OK's Rocky River pier funding

(Cleveland) - Cuyahoga County Council unanimously approves $1,100,000 of grant funding for The Bradstreet’s Landing Park Fishing Pier Reconstruction Project in the City of Rocky River. 

Council legislative budget advisor Trevor McAleer was instrumental in guiding the project through council and tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, demolition of the existing pier will take place during the months of August through October of 2018, and new construction will begin in April 2019. 

The project plans to replace sections of failing infrastructure, provide universal access to the full extent of the pier and create additional opportunities within and along the pier.  

The 590’ long fishing pier was originally constructed in two stages including the nearshore section in the 1960’s and a 330’ extension in the early 1980’s. 

It is the region’s longest public pier promoting outdoor recreation and attracts approximately 15,000 visitors a year. “I am sincerely grateful to my Council colleagues for their support to bring the Bradstreet’s Landing Park Fishing Pier back to life in Rocky River. It’s another jewel in my district, and this investment will offer our region an easy, safe and enjoyable access to Lake Erie,” states Councilwoman Baker who represents Rocky River in District 1.  

The project’s total cost is $2,400,000 which will be funded through other funding sources including The City of Rocky River, Ohio EPA and the State of Ohio Capital Fund Budget. 

The Community Development Fund is funded through Cuyahoga County’s Casino Revenue Fund.

Cuyahoga Council Government

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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