The Dania Beach marina project will be getting more than $1 million to help pay for new floating docks and other improvements that city leaders hope will bring more visitors to the area.
“It’s going to further define the destination of Dania Beach for the marine industry, as well as for your boaters and your leisure fisher people,” said Dania Beach Commissioner Anne Castro.
The money, approved by the commission late Tuesday, is part of a $5 million initiative to rehabilitate the marina, which will work alongside beach renovations and the new Quaterdeck restaurant at the pier to help bring more people to Dania Beach, according to Castro.
The city will remove the docks currently in use, replace them with new concrete floating docks, while adding 28 more. The city also plans to put in a new pavilion, repair the seawall, and install a manager’s office and security kiosks.
Dania Beach has already secured a $1.3 million grant from the Broward County Marina Advisory Board and hopes to also receive funds from the Florida Inland Navigation District and the Florida Boating Improvement Program.
• At Tuesday’s meeting, the commissioners also agreed to allow the parks and recreation department spend close to $14,000 of general city park funds to further improve to new Precious Paws dog park, located at the Patrick J. Meli Park, 2901 SW 52nd St., to help with the costs of sod, land irrigation and water lines.