The creation of the new waterfront park at 289 Derby Street consists of the following site work: installation of new paving, granite walls, wall mounted benches, a pergola with porch-style swings, lighting, musical instruments, lawns, plantings, and trees. The Harborwalk will also be extended along the South River with paving, lighting, and a guardrail, and will allow access to a small future dock.
Start of construction is weather dependent but is expected to start by the end of March. It is estimated that work will be completed in September, weather permitting.
Parking in the lot will be prohibited after March 19 so the contractor can mobilize and begin work. Long term parking in the area is available at the South Harbor garage at 10 Congress Street.
The project is funded by MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs; Salem Community Preservation Committee and the City of Salem.
Landscape Architects: CBA Landscape Architects, Cambridge, MA
Public Outreach: Studioful Architecture & Creative Salem, Salem, MA
General Contractor: SumCo Eco-Contracting, Peabody, MA