Dunkirk is celebrating some needed revitalization to its harbor front.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the completion of improvements to the Dunkirk Pier, which will provide better pedestrian access to Lake Erie at a pier once only accessible for vehicles.
The project includes better connections to Dunkirk's waterfront trails, new lighting and signage, increased seating and green space, and improved opportunities for fishing and boating.
"Establishing accessible, vibrant and sustainable communities is central to our regionally focused economic development strategy," Cuomo said in a statement. "These improvements will create beautiful new green space and a more pedestrian-friendly area for recreation and events, driving even more tourism and private investment to Dunkirk."
This revitalization project is one of three in Dunkirk supported by a $2.5 million grant awarded to the city in 2017 from Empire State Development, as part of its Smart Growth Community Fund.