Clearwater Voters to Decide Boat Slip Project
Clearwater's downtown waterfront has long been one of the most underutilized aspects of the city. As part of the city's continuing efforts to revitalize downtown, which have had only mixed success, the city council has approved a referendum on a proposed boat slip. The estimated cost of the project is $10.9 million. Boaters would rent slips for about $14 per foot, per month.
City Councilman Bill Jonson said that the boat slips would create a more traditional of a waterfront community and draw more people downtown to see the boats. "We have such a large waterfront, but we don't make very good use of it," he said.