Dunedin citizen group studies waterfront options
A water taxi, sailing center and new Dunedin Causeway Bridge are among the items being researched by a group of residents and stakeholders aiming to improve the appearance of and access to Dunedin's shoreline.
Since May, the Dunedin Waterfront Task Force has met monthly at the Dunedin Community Center to help the city create a vision for the 37 miles of waterfront and 12 state-owned islands that fall within city limits.
The city already has approved a short-term (2025) and long-term (2050) waterfront master plan. However, the citizen-led task force got together in hopes of offering more ideas for waterfront facilities, activities and sports programs so that visitors of all ages and abilities can take part.
Members have discussed dredging needs, as well as the desire to expand the Dunedin Marina to include more boat launches and parking for trailers.
There has also been a lot of debate over the pros and cons of a government recommendation that the Dunedin Causeway drawbridge be replaced with a 75-foot tall fixed span, similar to the Courtney Campbell and Memorial causeway bridges in Clearwater.
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