Construction crews installed the wood and steel framing on the Riverwalk. The crews are now prepared to pour the concrete walkway.
A new Port City Daily article discusses the Riverwalk extension project alongside the Port City Marina.
“In one project to begin this month, at a cost of $5.53 million, the city will build a concrete walkway to run along a private marina in development just north of the Wilmington Convention Center, where the Riverwalk currently terminates. The completion estimate is early 2014.”
“Immediately north of there is a $2.22 million plan for 1,100 feet of pile-supported timber boardwalk connecting with the marina walkway. It would run to the existing section of Riverwalk at Cowan Street that extends all the way to the Isabel Holmes Bridge. Construction is set for this fall toward a 2014 completion.”
You can read the full article here.
Thank you all for the overwhelming amount of interest and support for the Port City Marina. We are more excited than ever to get this project completed and open for the public to enjoy. Our goal is to create a top-notch product for both locals and tourists to enjoy in downtown Wilmington area and we are confident the Port City Marina will be well worth the wait.
The Port City Marina project has endured many unforeseen conditions including construction delays, permitting issues, and some of the wettest weather in eastern North Carolina history. Even with these delays our construction crews have made significant progress. Many of you have asked for updates on the construction progress, which are included below.
Construction Progress to date:
Concrete Dock Manufacturing:
After an exclusive and lengthy search process, we have chosen a very qualified experienced dock system manufacturer, ProFloat, to construct the concrete floating docks. They have started on dock construction at their warehouse in Baltimore, Maryland and we expect to have the first phase of docks in the next few months. With that said, our initial opening date of Fall 2013 is unfortunately unattainable. Rest assured we are working diligently to get the Port City Marina completed for early 2014.
Cape Fear Blues Festival
Wilmington’s annual celebration of blues music, The Cape Fear Blues Festival, is an event featuring local, regional and national performers. The three-day all-blues celebration includes live concerts, a blues workshop, an all-day blues jam, and the ever popular ‘Blues Cruise’ aboard the Henrietta III riverboat.
When: This year’s festival will be July 26th-28th
Where: Wilmington’s premier blues music venues, the Rusty Nail Saloon (1310 S. 5th Street) and Ziggy’s by the Sea (208 Market St.), will host the Festival. Other various events are held in different locations throughout Wilmington; mostly located in the historic downtown area. See the schedule below for specific locations.
Friday, July 26
Saturday, July 27
Sunday, July 28
For more details about the Cape Fear Blues Festival, including tickets, times and locations, visit the festival website at www.capefearblues.org or call 910-350-8822.
Port City Marina and Historic Wilmington was featured in a recent article by Marinalife. You can read the full article on the Marinalife website. Thank you to Barbara, Angelica and the rest of the Marinalife team!
The Port City Marina construction crew is making great progress. They have completed the bulkhead, marina basin dredging, and are currently building the concrete cap that lines the entire marina bulkhead. Next, they will start on constructing the Riverwalk Extension through the Northern Riverfront property.