Residents are invited to a community meeting on Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Service Center, 124 Grand Street, to review concept plans for upgrades to the walkway and bike paths on the South Waterfront.
The project will restore portions of the walkway along the waterfront from the intersection of Sinatra Drive and Fourth Street to the intersection of Sinatra Drive and Newark Street. Upgrades are proposed to the railings, benches, lighting, as well as new tree and vegetation plantings.
The project will also improve the South Waterfront bicycle path in the project area to improve bicycle and pedestrian mobility, and provide a connection to the waterfront walkway at Fourth and Newark streets. The project will also include pedestrian safety improvements connecting to the west side of Sinatra Drive and will consider additional tree plantings and vegetation east and west of the bicycle path.
Earlier this year, the South Waterfront Corporation, which jointly maintains the public and open space along the South Waterfront with the city, approved a contract with Kimley-Horn and subconsultant Engenuity to oversee the South Waterfront upgrades. The South Waterfront Corporation consists of the city, the Port Authority, Ironstate Development, SJP Properties, and Mack-Cali.
Funds for this project come from members of the South Waterfront Corporation who pay an annual assessment for operations and maintenance of the South Waterfront which includes Pier A, Pier C, and the adjoining waterfront walkway.