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The improvement project is part of the City’s overall goal to improve waterfront access citywide with the activation and improvement of the City’s waterfront parks. In 2016, the City of Sandusky adopted the Bicentennial Vision Comprehensive Plan. Among many things, the Plan encouraged the embracing of the waterfront environment of downtown.

One of the goals of the Plan was to improve waterfront access citywide with the activation and improvement of the City’s waterfront parks, including Jackson Street Pier. As a result of this Plan, the City developed a strategy to produce a finished project that would embrace the improvements of Jackson Street Pier, along with the adjacent Shoreline Drive. Several meetings were held between Design Consultants, the City, local business owners, and the general public. The result of these meetings was a plan that would enhance the waterfront area without negatively impacting the needs of the residents, visitors, or businesses.

This project will reconstruct Jackson Street Pier from its current use as a parking lot into a park, with green spaces and streetscaping features.

The City Planning Department has released a Downtown Parking Guide for the 2019 Summer Season, click here to access.

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11/26/19 - Jackson Street Pier Update

Over the past month work on the pier has consisted of installation of the boardwalk pathway along the north end of the pier, foundation for the pavilion, preparation of the site for the new ticket booth, as well as, completing the installation of the drainage system and concrete sunset stairs. Over the winter months, the contractor will continue work on the pavilion, customs building and ticket booth, as well as, preparing the site for concrete and asphalt in early Spring once the weather gets warmer.

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