Thorofare Waterfront Project
Photo credit: Bill Trevaskis
Please join the Select Board and Town Administrator for a presentation and discussion on the Thorofare Waterfront Project. We will host two meetings, one in person in the Community Building, and an identical presentation over Zoom on Saturday, December 2.
In-Person Presentation: Thursday, November 30 from 7:00 - 9:00pm @ the Community Building.
NOTE: If you are unable to attend the 11/30 meeting in person but would like to listen in, it will also be streamed via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 849 5928 5607
During the 11/30 meeting, we'll be focusing on facilitating in-person discussion and will not be actively taking questions and comments via Zoom. Saturday's virtual session from 10am - 12pm (with an identical presentation) is available for the community to share their input and ask questions virtually.
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 have also applied for a $200,000 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant through FEMA. We will hear back in fall of 2023 about this grant.