$1.5 Million Grant Awarded for Owensboro Transient Dock Project
Citing a need for docking locations on the Ohio River between Louisville and Paducah, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded the city of Owensboroa $1.5 million grant toward the building of a new 500-foot dock for traveling boaters.
City attorney and assistant city manager Ed Ray says the intended location for the transient dock is in front of the city’s convention center.
“It’s also sandwiched between two fantastic brand new hotels,” Ray said. “It really gives the boating community throughout the Ohio River both east and west an opportunity for a destination.”
The federal grant makes the total cost for the project more than $4.7 million.
Ray said there is not yet a timeline on when the dock will be completed. He said the project is still in the design phase and could be presented to local officials for approval by late spring.