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$43.5 million marina plan receives first approval

Work could start as soon as August 2024 to rebuild Florida’s Clearwater Beach Marina, however rebuilding work will cost more than double original estimates.

The cost of replacing the 165-berth marina is now set at $43.5 million; the budget set at the beginning of the design period in 2021 was $18 million following increases in construction costs and changes to the project’s scope.

City councillors have approved the project, but it requires a second vote in July 2024 due to a funding shortfall.

If approved, work could be completed by May 2026

Work would include a seawall replacement, marina utilities including EV charging stations and electric boat charging points, replacement of timber docks and the creation of a marina walk promenade.

Demolition and construction will be carried out in phases, with recreational boats removed during construction to enable commercial vessels to continue operating.

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