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Dobbs Ferry Has Plans for New Waterfront Pier

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. –  Dobbs Ferry will soon have a fishing pier, with spaces to dock small boats at the Waterfront Park thanks to a $322,000 grant from the state. The grant was part of the $67 million awarded by the state to the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council last week.

“We’re working so much on the waterfront,” said village administrator Marcus Serrano.  “We have all the pieces together, we were able to accomplish so much on the water and this will be the icing on the cake to get a fishing pier in and our whole waterfront will be totally completed with all the amenities that anybody could want.”

Nothing has been approved yet as studies need to be done before the village can decide how big the dock will be and where exactly to put it.  Serrano said this could take a few months and hopes to get something done next summer depending on how fast the process goes.

“We just got the grant and we don’t even know if it’s too much or too little, but we just put a number out there based on some estimates,” he said.  “Again we don’t know what the conditions are of the soil or anything like that so all of that has to be analyzed.”

Serrano said the village made the decision to apply for a grant for a boat dock to help further the current Waterfront Park project.  Making the waterfront as enticing as possible to locals has been a driving factor.

“[It’ll be for] parents with children who want to go out to the deck and also for people who want to fish,” Serrano said.  “What we’re hoping to do is put a boat dock so people can come off the water and actually dock their boats.  It’s a great facility in regards to public access to the water.”

While any plans would need to be approved by the state, the village will first conduct various studies to figure out the best possible location and size for the dock.

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