OCEAN CITY — The city is hoping to enter into a public/private partnership to improve the marina at 200 Bay Ave.
Business Administrator Mike Dattlio said the city still needs approval from Cape May County and the state’s Green Acres program, but if those approvals are given the city will move forward with plans to upgrade the marina.
The city leases the site from Cape May County and manages the marina.
After seeking bids for contracts for the design, construction, maintenance and management of a public marina, Scarborough Properties, doing business as Ocean City Marina LLC, submitted a proposal that would include 27 boat slips, 33 personal water craft floats, a transient slip, two ADA-compliant slips, a public fishing pier with fish-cleaning station and a floating dock which could later be converted to a fuel dock.
Restroom facilities and a small office would also be added.
The plan, according to city documents, is to be “revenue neutral.”
The city would lease the amenities built by the developer for $135,000 a year for an initial term of 10 years, while the developer would manage and maintain the property, rent the slips and remit the first $135,000 in net proceeds to the city.
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