Glen Cove Ferry Terminal – Project Overview

One of the Chesterfield Associate’s most interesting and ambitious recent projects is actually the largest project this contractor has ever undertaken: the Glen Cove Ferry Terminal on Long Island, N.Y. With a price tag of over $10 million, the federally funded project has involved the construction of a ferry terminal building, marine and waterside improvements, public access, pedestrian spaces and a parking facility. The short-term aims are to remove excess automobile traffic from the roadways and to establish a public presence on the waterways as an alternative. Long-term goals include the redevelopment and revitalization of this area of New York through increased job availability, tourism, and mercantilism.

When this project is completed, the community ferry will transport passengers from the city of Glen Cove, N.Y. to eight different sites in Manhattan. The ferry will have the capacity to carry 1,600 passengers daily, reducing up to 48,000 vehicle miles each day. The landmark Glen Cove Ferry Terminal project uses green building technologies and complies with recent LEED standards, running on natural gas or clean diesel, and reducing auto emissions and vehicular demand on local roads. The positive environmental impact of this project cannot be overstated; it recently won the Transportation Choices Award from “Vision Long Island,” a non-profit organization with a mission to create and sustain smart growth communities. This project has allowed Chesterfield Associates to once again exhibit its comprehensive ability to safely deliver a completely accurate, on budget and on schedule project that is environmentally correct.

The Glen Cove Ferry Terminal and Boat Basin is a federally funded project involving the design and construction of a ferry terminal building, marine and waterside improvements, public access, pedestrian spaces and a parking facility. The goal of this project has been to create a great public amenity for the City of Glen Cove that links the City to the regional marketplace, removes cars from the regional roadway system and establishes a unique public realm on the waterfront that serves to anchor the redevelopment of the area. The long range goal is to attract recreational visitors to Glen Cove as its waterfront and downtown areas are redeveloped.

This new ferry service will link commuters and tourists from Long Island to New York City with the possibility of future Long Island Sound destinations. New opportunities for jobs, tourism, entertainment and recreation will be available to those who visit our City as well as those North Shore residents who want to avoid traveling through the traffic congested corridors to Manhattan. Not only will the ferry be a regional transportation reliever, it will bring about an economic boost, create numerous jobs and improve transportation linkages to and from downtown Glen Cove.

The City of Glen Cove is proud that the Ferry Project won the Transportation Choices Award from “Vision Long Island” and has been recognized for its creative revitalization of a federal superfund site into an energy efficient commuter service. Vision Long Island has lauded the project for its regional significance.

The project is a landmark in the public transportation facility design, with a ferry terminal that can be used for public events, a dramatic landscaped waterfront space, and the incorporation of the most progressive sustainable and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. It also takes into consideration alternative clean fuels and high-speed ferries.

Chesterfield Associates is proud to be an integral part of this Ferry Project that is part of Glen Cove’s commitment to revitalizing the waterfront. After years of remediation efforts, this area is on the cusp of redevelopment. A conceptual site plan for 52 acres on Glen Cove Creek has been proposed. The components of the plan include residential condominiums, a hotel, a commuter ferry terminal, retail and office buildings, cultural arts and entertainment venues. With the inclusion of 25% open space, the plan provides for several large public park spaces and includes the esplanade that will traverse the waterfront and connect the waterfront with the downtown. This private investment in Glen Cove is immense and will restore previously contaminated blighted vacant properties to environmentally, ecologically and economically healthy use.
With offices in New York (Long Island) and New England (Maine), Chesterfield Associates has provided many clients with efficient, cost effective solutions for Marine Construction projects, such as:

• Piles
• Bulkheads
• Seawalls
• Pile Driving
• Timber Piles
• Dock Building
• Retaining Wall
• Dredging
• Helical Piles
• Sheeting & Shoring
• Demolition
• Boardwalks
• Catwalks/Ramps

Chesterfield Associates has been so successful because of its strong relationships with its subcontractors, its clients and especially its employees.