Plymouth: Key State Grant Withdrawn from Promenade Project

The Water Street sea wall and promenade project on Plymouth’s waterfront appears dead, at least for now. In October, Town Meeting rejected the project by one vote. Selectmen called a Special Town Meeting scheduled for Dec. 6th to reconsider it because the electronic voting system failed to record the vote of at least one Town Meeting Representative. Selectmen and the finance committee promised Town Meeting state grants would cover at least 20% of the $16.9 million cost. Selectmen learned Tuesday that because Town Meeting did not approve the project, one key state grant was withdrawn. Tuesday night they voted to recommend the finance committee recommend no action on the project. The town will have to eventually do the seawall and roadway work. The permits for the work expire in 18 months, so a renewal of the project will take several years.

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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.