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Funds secured for dredging projects

Funding in the amount of $2.2 million in fiscal 2014 has been secured to complete a full dredging of the Port of Rochester and an additional $350,000 to complete a full dredging of Irondequoit Bay to the federal standard of 21 feet and 9 feet, respectively, according to Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren.

The first phase of the Port of Rochester marina development project is under way. The plan calls for a new deep-draft marina basin will be able to accommodate 85 slips immediately south and west of the ferry terminal. The basin will be surrounded by a park and public promenade that will connect the Genesee Riverway Trail to the Charlotte Pier.

North River Street will be extended to the south to provide an additional north-south access point into the port from Latta Road, complete with sidewalks, lighting and on-street parking.

In later phases of the project, a portion of the terminal will be renovated into a boater-service facility. The marina design includes plans for future expansion of the basin to accommodate up to 157 slips.