Online Originals: Million-dollar project delayed by Florence now open in Jacksonville

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Jacksonville Riverwalk Marina is now open after an informal ceremony Wednesday.

The historic site has been a part of commerce for Jacksonville since founding.

Courtesy: City of Jacksonville

Purchased in 2015, construction started in February 2018 when grants and funding was awarded.

The project cost about $1 million and was funded by a series of grants including the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, Duke Energy Water Resource Fund, and the Division of Coastal Management.

Hurricane Florence in 2018 heavily damaged the building on the site and delayed the construction of docks and other public access areas.

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COURTESY: City of Jacksonville

The public docks will have a pump out station and a large gazebo, still in the works.

Boat slips are now available for leasing from the City.

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