Council weighs Connors Point marinaConnors Point could be home to a new marina in Superior. The facility would cater to small fishing-style boats that only require a shallow draft, said Chad Scott of AMI Consulting, which is proposing to build the new marina, in part, to accommodate watercraft used by the marine engineering firm.
By: Shelley Nelson, Superior Telegram
Connors Point could be home to a new marina in Superior.
The facility would cater to small fishing-style boats that only require a shallow draft, said Chad Scott of AMI Consulting, which is proposing to build the new marina, in part, to accommodate watercraft used by the marine engineering firm.
Other docks in the facility would be leased to private parties.
The council tonight considers an agreement with C&C Holdings of Duluth and AMI Consulting Engineers to pave the way for the project. The council is also expected to set a public hearing for June 4 to consider the sale of additional property near AMI’s Connors Point headquarters to accommodate the project.
Scott said he hopes to get the project underway as soon as possible. In the first year of the project, he said he plans to build the docks as they are leased out.
“We’re looking at building it over a couple of years,” Scott said.
The first of a two-phase project will accommodate boats with a four-foot or shallower draft. The second and more costly phase of the marina project may be able to accommodate sailboats, he said.
“It’s just such a beautiful location,” Scott said. “There aren’t too many marinas that really serve the small boat community.”
Plans include building a break wall to protect the small craft from the currents of the St. Louis River.
In connection with the planned project, AMI Consulting will be working with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to provide an easement on its land to maintain access to the underside of the Blatnik Bridge.
The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Superior approved an amended and restated access agreement last week to ensure access to the bridge for the DOT.
Port and Planning Director Jason Serck said the changes clarify and correct the location of the access easement.
The council also considers adopting that resolution tonight.
The council meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Room 201 of the Government Center.