(SEAFORD, Del.) -A transformation is underway in Seaford and the city continues to revitalize it's Downtown.On Friday, U.S. Senator Chris Coons was on hand as Seaford Mayor David Genshaw made an announcement about the future of the old J.B. Robinson Oyster House site along the Seaford River Walk. The city will have a new park project and an Oyster House.
"This piece of property will be a fabulous gateway from the Nanticoke out to the Chesapeake and it ties in our history and recreational opportunities but I think the walking traffic is going to help build up the downtown," said Genshaw.
Ceo Of The Chesapeake Conservancy Joel Dunn agrees this project will help the downtown area. The Chesapeake Conservancy purchased the nearly 1-acre parcel of waterfront property and donated it to the city with some assistance.
"Using a grant from the Mount Cuba Center and we are applying to other Foundations and founders to fuel the redevelopment of the site to build the Oyster House and to build the Riverwalk," said Dunn.
The project is going to cost about one million dollars and a date has not been set on when the construction will begin.