Errol Stewart's plan to revamp the Seaport will be an aesthetic improvement for the entire community, says one waterfront restaurant owner.
On Thursday, Mr Stewart announced plans for a $4 million revamp of the waterfront area.
Right now part of the marina is sitting on the mudflat and another part is floating on the water. Mr Stewart said over time this would cause the marina to crack and split.
So he has devised a plan to relocate some of the marina to the western side of the boardwalk - the relocation would cause the loss 28 berths.
Mr Stewart is also proposing to infill land behind the marina to create a new public deck.
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"It will be a very functional space and an important asset into the future," he told The Examiner yesterday.
Mudbar Restaurant owner Don Cameron said the plan would improve the aesthetics of the area and that was a good thing.
He said the additional space created by infilling behind the marina could be used for a variety of public events.
"We could do all sorts of things - you could have markets, you could have boat shows, you could have all sorts of things down there," Mr Cameron said.
"It is a great addition.
"In effect, it allows the water to go in and out as it was, it covers up the mud - so from an aesthetical point of view from where we are in the restaurants it covers up an issue, which is great."
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