PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Peekskill City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday night for the contractor on the city's major waterfront development project "Scenic Hudson Park at Peekskill Landing."
The council passed a resolution to award Eastern Excavation of Elmsford as the general contractor for phase one on the project. The Peekskill Landing project includes an elevated walkway, pedestrian bridge and multi-use trailways that is set to bring new "connectivity to Peekskill's watefront," according to a news release from the city. The council approved Eastern Excavation's bid of $2.55 million during the council's regular meeting.
“This is great news for Peekskill,” said Mayor Mary Foster in the release. “The city’s riverfront always had a great deal of potential. Now our residents, businesses, and visitors will be able to enjoy it even more. Redevelopment efforts have been a longtime in coming."
City officials have been working on developing the waterfront since 1998, according to the release, and approvals are now in place with recent support coming in from the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and funding from Empire State Development.
“We expect to see groundbreaking in early fall,” said City Manager Anthony Ruggiero in the release. Ruggiero first worked on the Peekskill Landing project in the early 2000s as an assistant city planner. He later added that Peekskill Landing construction will take approximately a year, according to the release.