Governor Cuomo Announces Dunkirk Pier and Harbor Improvements Project Complete

August 12, 2019

Pier Reopens with Enhancements for Pedestrians to Pier and Waterfront Trails and Improved Recreational Amenities

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of improvements at Dunkirk Pier and harbor front in the City of Dunkirk. The project - supported by funding from the Smart Growth Community Fund - provides improved pedestrian access to Lake Erie, better connections to Dunkirk's waterfront trails, increased seating and green space, improved fishing and water recreation opportunities, new lighting, and new wayfinding and signage.

"Establishing accessible, vibrant and sustainable communities is central to our regionally-focused economic development strategy," Governor Cuomo said. "These improvements will create beautiful new greenspace and a more pedestrian-friendly area for recreation and events, driving even more tourism and private investment to Dunkirk."

"The investments made at the Dunkirk Pier and Harbor will help to boost the area as a waterfront destination," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who made today's announcement. "Our Smart Growth fund is a recognition of the importance of pedestrian access and growing downtowns across Western New York. These improvements will ensure local residents and visitors have a world-class experience during their visit to Chautauqua County and strengthen the local economy."

Read the full press release here.