Scituate: Pier 44 committee pours over building use surveys

The Scituate Pier 44 building options committee met Monday night, getting a first glimpse of an online survey about how best to use the waterfront property.

About a thousand people responded to the survey, sharing their ideas and comments about what they consider to be the best way to use Scituate’s town-owned Pier 44 property. Although they’re just beginning to pour through those comments, committee chair Ed DiSalvio says there are a few uses that seem to be holding the most interest.

DiSalvio said, “It’s premature to say where the public really stands. But of what we’ve seen so far, some of the more popular ideas include park land, open space and senior center related activities.”

The committee also received some comments from a survey of town departments.

“I think we have a good sense that many town departments need additional storage space. There’s also certainly a need for additional meeting space for different committees and public groups,” said DiSalvio.

The committee meets next Monday, 7 p.m, at the Scituate public library to finalize the results of that survey.

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