Work to parcels east and west of Chene Park this year will bring the Conservancy closer to its ultimate goal of a continuous 3.5 miles of east riverfront, which are accessible, beautiful and engaging for visitors and connected via the popular RiverWalk.

At the former Holcim property to the east of Chene Park, a barge equipped with a crane is positioned in the river to install the seawall. Removal of existing stones (rip rap) along the river and removal of portions of the existing seawall will occur in the weeks to follow. 

A colored concrete walkway with new lighting, landscaping and benches will be installed, linking Atwater Street to the riverfront. The property will also feature a decorative stone wall and concrete planters along the RiverWalk. Additionally, new security cameras and call boxes will be installed.

The Watermark property to the west of Chene Park requires minimal demolition and site clearing.  The construction crew will move equipment from the Holcim site to begin installation of the seawall. 

Once complete, this property will have a colored concrete walkway that leads to the riverfront, improved lighting, beautiful landscaping, benches, bike racks, new security cameras and call boxes.  

 Both parcels are scheduled for completion by fall 2014.

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