The City of Clermont is providing the public with an assessment of two renderings for possible locations of the much talked about City Boat Ramp. The proposed options: *Keeping the boat ramp at its present location or *Moving it to the former Bell Ceramic site.
In the city’s 5-year Plan, the boat ramp was to be moved from its current site to city-owned property (formerly Bell Ceramic property) to make way for the Victory Pointe project. The site for the ramp changed over the years to the Lake Hiawatha Preserve. This was apparently done without suitable public notice. After multiple objections, pleas, as well as a lawsuit, the city determined that a more suitable site for the ramp was needed.
To show transparency and cohesion, the city is asking the public to review the concepts (see below) and submit comments and feedback on the location of the ramp before the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 pm. at City Hall, 685 W. Montrose St. The meeting will be open to the public and there will be an opportunity to provide comments during the meeting as well.
FACTS AT A GLANCE
|CONCEPT #1 - Keeping the boat ramp at its current location.||CONCEPT #2 - Building new boat ramps at the former Bell Ceramics site.|
|Two ramps||Two ramps|
|77 parking spaces||77 parking spaces|
|It will be necessary to build a new boathouse at the Bell Ceramics site before the additional parking spaces can be built.||Trail will be slightly altered south for a safer crossing over East Avenue and to avoid boat trailers and vehicles while they are loading and unloading.|
|The ramp will likely need to be closed during events at the boathouse, beach and possibly Victory Pointe.||There will still be land left for potential development– to be determined in the future.|
CONCEPT #1 – Keeping the boat ramp at its current location off Victory Way at the west end of Waterfront Park.
CONCEPT #2 – Building new boat ramps at the former Bell Ceramics site at the east end of Waterfront Park.
Map Showing Depth of Water At Lake Minneola
After reviewing the concepts, the city of Clermont requests that you share your comments and feedback: SUBMIT FEEDBACK BY CLICKING HERE
For further information on the Boat Ramp, visit Save Hiawatha Preserve