Brant Street Pier open house a chance to learn more
About 30 people from the community attended Ward 2 Councillor Peter Thoem’s Brant Street Pier Open House on Nov. 24 to learn more about the Brant Street Pier construction project.
The project has experienced delays, including those caused by challenges with concrete pouring in July 2008 and a crane accident in August 2008. Representatives from the city’s Engineering Department discussed the timeline of the pier and indicated that the construction site will be active over the winter months. The city does not anticipate a closure except in the event of severe winter weather.
Attendees heard about project details and next steps, including that the wind turbine has been bought and is ready to be put in place in the spring, lighting fixtures have been delivered to the city’s contractor and railings are currently being manufactured.
The city plans to have the contractor build the in-water anchor component of the marina over the winter, having it in place in the spring to prepare for the installation of the 22 day-use docks. The city is also finalizing details of the breakwater which will help calm the lake surface around the docking area.
People who attended the open house asked to be told about news regarding the pier—good or bad—and said they would like the information to continue to flow and the website to remain current. Click here for more about the Brant Street Pier. City Councillors Rick Craven, John Taylor and Jack Dennison attended the open house and question and answer session. Also in attendance were City Manager Roman Martiuk and representatives from Tourism Burlington, the Burlington Economic Development Corporation and the Burlington Downtown Business Association.
The Brant Street Pier is part of the revitalization of Burlington’s downtown and is viewed as an investment in the city’s future. It is being built with safety in mind and to withstand outdoor weather conditions over the next 75 to 100 years.