Naples Pier Renovation Delayed Until Summer of 2015

10/6/14

 
The renovation of the Naples Pier, originally set to begin next month, has been delayed again until next summer to avoid the disruption of shutting down during winter season. This is GREAT news considering more than one million people visit this popular landmark every year. The new start date of July 8th, 2015, will follow our annual Independence Day fireworks show and will allow enough time for the work to be completed before seasonal residents arrive.
 
Naples Pier, located at the west end of 12th Avenue South in Old Naples, is scheduled to be closed for approximately 6 weeks. The renovation is expected to cost nearly $1,000,000 and will be funded through the Tourist Development Tax.

The plan is to replace everything above the concrete pilings. City officials decided against a composite wood and have selected Ipe (Brazilian hardwood) to deck the 1,000 foot long pier.  While this material is more expensive than the composite wood, it is extremely hard and dense, remains cool to the touch in hot weather, and will last more than 30 years.

The Naples Pier was originally built in 1888 to serve as an access point for visitors and freight to the first Naples hotel. Although the original pier has seen lots of changes over its 125 year history, one thing remains the same; it is still one of the most popular fishing spots and sunset backgrounds in all of Southwest Florida.

For more information about Naples Real Estate please contact Trey Wilson at 239-595-4444 or email Trey@GCIPNaples.com
 
 
 

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