Shadley Associates is working on two commuter ferry projects in Salem and in Lynn, MA. The Salem Wharf project began with a Master Plan and many neighborhood meetings, and is now in the third construction phase. This Designated Port Area off of Derby Street will house a new port terminal building, piers with floating docks for major tourism, transportation and private commercial vessels, a pile-supported shoreline boardwalk, floats for recreational vessels, and parking to support these uses. The first phase of construction included a new seawall, subsurface utilities and drainage, vehicular circulation and parking, edge treatments, and a new modular ferry terminal and public building. Current and subsequent phases will complete the large vessel pier, and provide additional boat slips and a public boardwalk at the water’s edge.
The Blossom Street Commuter Ferry project will provide opportunities for increased commuter, commercial and pleasure boating, parking to support these uses, and a new building with public amenities. The project includes improvements to the existing boat ramp, new ramps, gangways and floating docks for commuter boats in Lynn Harbor plus parking and waterfront walks. The project is being constructed in phases and is intended to generate economic development opportunities in this area of the City. Phase III is under construction and Phase IV is being designed.