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Mark P. Cencer, P.E.
Director of Coastal Engineering Services

Cleveland Metroparks Design Services Contract, 2014-2019

KS Associates is under contract with Cleveland Metroparks to provide engineering and surveying services under a five-year general engineering services contract for various assignments throughout the park district. Tasks to date include:
New Water Taxi Stations on the Cuyahoga River – Cleveland Metroparks has revived thewater taxi service on the Cuyahoga River. KS designed the infrastructure for two taxi stations, one each on the east and west banks of the Cuyahoga River. KS performed engineering for a floating dock, sheet piling, revetment, dredging, and H-pile design. Work included parparing a Corps of Engineers permit application, preparing final construction documents, and performing construction administration services. Construction was completed in 2015 and the Water Taxi began operation in May 2016.

Perkins Beach Improvements, Edgewater Park – KS is helping Cleveland Metroparks with improvements to Perkins Beach at Edgewater Park. This project involves a hydrographic and topographic survey of the Lake Erie shoreline, west of Edgewater Beach. Work also includes soil borings and sand samples, preliminary design of a new ADA access road to the beach, rehabilitation of five concrete modular piers, removal of concrete modules, design of new detached breakwaters, and rehabilitation of a groin at Edgewater Beach. Design is complete and regulatory permitting is in process.

Euclid Beach Swim Area Improvements – KS designed new submerged breakwater sills to connect existing detached breakwaters at Euclid Beach/Villa Angela Park. The project includes re-grading of the beach slope and placement of sand pre-fill as beach nourishment. The purpose of the project is to reduce wave energy to improve beach stability and swimming conditions at the park. Design is complete and regulatory permitting is in process. Construction was completed in June 2016, in time for the summer swimming season.

New Fishing Pier & Retaining Walls at Euclid Beach Lakefront Park  – KS is providing engineering and surveying services at Euclid Beach Lakefront Park. The project calls for demolishing concrete remnants of the old Euclid Beach Pier and constructing a new fishing pier that extends out into the lake. Work includes a hydrographic and topographic survey, soil borings on land, and developing alternative designs for a new fishing pier and retaining wall along the shoreline near the old pier. Design is underway.

E. 55th Street Marina Improvements – KS is developing preliminary design plans and final construction documents for dock improvements at the marina. KS services include design, permitting, and construction administration. Construction was complete in 2017.