2/10 - 2/12: GEI Site Visit
Daniel Bannon (P.E., CFM) and Leila Pike (P.E.) of GEI Consultants will be visiting North Haven this weekend for data collection and community input for the Thorofare Waterfront Project. We want to hear your ideas and questions! See more details below.
During this visit, Dan and Leila will be hosting office hours throughout their visit for people to drop-in and share any ideas or questions, and a low-tide site walk at 7am for anyone who would like to join -- meeting outside of Waterman’s, near the Ferry Terminal parking lot. They will also be meeting with TWP stakeholders and property owners throughout the weekend, so you will likely see them along the waterfront on several occasions.
This site visit is a great opportunity for GEI to hear from YOU about your comments, ideas, and questions related to the Thorofare Waterfront Project. Please stop by office hours or the site walk and learn more about the process and share any input you would like! If you have any questions, please contact Claire Oxford (COxford@islandinstitute.org) and Rick Lattimer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As a refresher, here’s the Thorofare Waterfront Project Summary:
Access to the ocean for fishing, aquaculture, recreational boating, and transportation of people, freight, and vehicles is essential to our survival; such access will diversify our economy and reinforce the need to develop a workforce to match. Likewise, we must protect the area from the impacts of sea level rise and climate change, the impacts of which are already being felt during storms and high tide events.
The Thorofare Waterfront Project will engage property owners, waterfront users, community members, and other partners from the community and the State in order to work on a re-design of the waterfront.
The Town is seeking funding for the project through grants. We received a $10,000 ShoreUp grant from the Island Institute to kick-off the project, which will help us engage an engineering firm and being preliminary engagement and idea generation. We were also awarded a $200,000 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant through FEMA in January 2024.
In Fall 2023, after a competitive evaluation process facilitated by the Town with the participation of a panel of community members, GEI Consultants was contracted as the engineering firm to support the Thorofare Waterfront Project. Based out of GEI's Portland office, Daniel Bannon (P.E., CFM) will be the Lead Project Engineer and Leila Pike (P.E.) will be the Flood Risk Assessment Lead.
More information can be found on our website here.