UPDATE as of April 19, 2022
On March 15, 2022 Lendlease announced the start of the construction to restore ferry service at the India Street Pier was delayed due to an additional US Army Core of Engineer moratorium prohibiting construction until July. That moratorium was revised and Lendlease now anticipates construction to start in late May with ferry service being restored in August. India Street Pier has been and will continue to be open throughout this process.
Lendlease is fully committed to returning ferry service as quickly and safely as possible. We have partnered with the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the NYC Ferry operator to complete this process as efficiently and as responsibly as possible. We are also in regular communication with local officials so they understand the work we are doing, why we are doing it, and so they can help, where possible, expedite certain parts of the process.
To date we have completed key milestones of a four-step process:
- Investigation: The investigation into the damaged piles is complete
- Engineering: The engineering design process is complete
- Permitting: The permitting process is in progress; SBS permit is the remaining outstanding permit
- Construction: Marine contractor has been selected and pile procurement is in progress
On May 23, 2021, it was observed that there was a danger to the public due to shifting piles on the floating ferry landing connected to India Street Pier. Lendlease immediately initiated the closing and removal of the ferry landing for assessment. For the safety of our passengers and crews, it was clear that the ferry landing and supports needed to be rebuilt to be sustainable for the long term as well as operational as soon as possible.
Due to the length of the permitting process and an annual moratorium on in-water construction in place by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, construction scheduled to commence late May, 2022.
At the completion of construction ferry service will be restored, which is anticipated in August 2022. In the meantime, The India Street Pier itself remains open and available to the public.
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