Williams Wharf

Williams Wharf

Matthews County, Virginia

Mathews Land Conservancy

Jim Smith, President

Project Engineer: J.W. (Bill) Forman, Jr., P.E.

Project Highlights

  • 4-acre public access waterfront facility located on the East River
  • Redevelopment of historic site, former boat yard and oyster processing facility
  • Rowing training and competition facility
  • Phase 1 funding from VDOT ISTEA Grant and private funding.
  • Phase 2 funding from private grants.
  • Preservation of historic structures
  • Provided site/structural design and construction administration services for upland development, piers and floating docks
  • New boathouse to incorporate sustainable design features for LEED certification, including storm water re-capture design by Engineer
  • Assisted or administered permitting through VDOT, Mathews County, Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR)