Mount Vernon plans to hit the beachPosted: Updated:
A beach could be on the way to Mount Vernon.
It’s hard to imagine the city’s DPW yard as a beachfront property, but city leaders say the location will be the site of a new development.
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas says the city has a plan to clean up the water in the Hutchinson River, and hopefully it will be ready for boaters and swimmers in a couple years.
The city is also planning on importing sand from countries where some residents hail from, such as Bermuda and Jamaica.
Sketches of the plan show that the beach will have cafes and shops similar to other regional beach destinations like Battery Park and Pier 26 in Manhattan. "Here we have a situation we must change. We're working with federal regulators and the state and local government to transform this place into a new destination for waterfront revitalization," says Mayor Thomas.