Almost five months since Hurricane Ian destroyed the historic Naples Pier, the City of Naples is moving toward a plan to redesign and rebuild the popular attraction. City officials are seeking input from the community on the new pier.
Engineering consultants Turrell, Hall & Associates presented a reconstruction cost estimate in December to Naples City Council and recommended an entire rebuild, which could cost up to $8 million. Council determined a rebuild was a better option than restoring any existing pilings and only reconstructing what is necessary.
Since then, the city has been working to begin the rebuilding process. An invitation to bid went last month for consultants interested in designing the new pier and a request for vendors closed Feb. 8. Having received three applicants, staff is tasked with reviewing contractor applications and determining which should be recommended to Council.
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