2003-03-22 / Community

Seek Proposals For Gateway Marina

Seek Proposals For Gateway Marina

Congressman Anthony Weiner and Gateway National Park are looking for a contractor to operate the Gate­way Marina, in Brooklyn, into the next decade.  Under the terms of a re­quest for proposal issued by Gate­way, the contractor will be expected to put $3.6 million worth of renovations into the marina.

The Gateway Marina, located off Flatbush Avenue, is one of the econo­mic and recreational staples of Ja­maica Bay. A secure location for residents of Queens and Brooklyn to dock up to 500 sail or motorboats, it also features vendors and equipment sales.

Over the past three years, the marina has undergone a significant overhaul, including over $3 million worth of renovations.  Now Gateway has be­gun soliciting bids for a contractor who will operate the site until 2013, and who will invest $3.6 million in the next phase of renovations.

Planned renovations include: installation of new docks and pilings to replace old ones and increase marina capacity to 750 boats; upgrades for showers, restrooms and laundry facilities; new navigational aides to assist boaters entering and existing the marina; new fire suppression system and new video surveillance security equipment.

"Boaters and water enthusiasts from all over Queens and Brooklyn get a lot of enjoyment from Jamaica Bay," said Rep. Weiner.  "Getting the marina ship shape will make an already ex­em­plary natural resource that much better."

Since taking office in 1998, Weiner has secured funding for several projects in Gateway, including $4.13 million to refurbish the Jacob Riis bath house, $598,000 to save Jamaica Bay’s diapering salt marshes, and $850,000 to renovate Charles Park.

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