Viva Fall River

Fall River’s waterfront is poised for a renaissance. Here’s how the State Pier fits in.

Dec 28, 2021 | Small Business

FALL RIVER — The Fall River waterfront is poised for a renaissance with the multi-million Route 79/Davol Street Corridor Improvement state project under way, the revitalization of the City Pier and a host of private ventures along the Taunton River.

But what of the underused Fall River State Pier at 1 Water St., with its more than 8 acres of prime waterfront property and its deep-water port? And how does it fit in with future debates about the redevelopment of the city’s waterfront?

“If we’re going to be honest with ourselves, we have to take a look at everything,” said Ken Fiola, executive vice president of the Bristol County Economic Development Consultants, whose agency is currently providing administrative services to the Fall River Line Pier Inc., the nonprofit that oversees the State Pier and its tenants.

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