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Dock installation underway for Richmond Marina

Posted by Terry Alexander

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A major piece of Richmond's first marina landed Tuesday morning.

A crane lifted 40- foot sections of the future dock into the water. They'll be installed over the next few weeks.

Developers were granted a permit for construction of the marina back in mid-December. Work has been ongoing since then.

While the marina is privately owned, the slips will be available by lease to the public.

"I think this could serve as a nucleaus, a growth point to stimulate growth on this side of the city and to hopefully bring greater recognition to Richmond as a whole. this is an exceptionally beautiful, under utilized resource," said WVS Developer Richard Souter.

The docks will accommodate the first 40 slips planned for this year. Another 47 are slated for next year.

The project is on track to open by April 15.

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