The renovation to the City of Naples Pier included replacing the decking and railing on the 1,000-linear foot pier. The pier was stripped down to the concrete pile caps and bents. New marine grade pressure treated lumber wood stringers were installed, with the remainder of the new pier being constructed out of IPE wood (also known as Brazilian Walnut.) All new metal brackets, bolts, hardware and fasteners are made of 316 stainless steel.
The concession building and pavilion that are located halfway down the pier, as well as the pavilion at the end of the pier were also renovated and re-roofed. The existing staircase at the beach on the north side was replaced and a second similar staircase was added on the south side.
Both restrooms at the pier were completely renovated and nearly doubled in size. High-end finishes in the restrooms include exposed, custom-made IPE wood trusses, IPE cladded walls and Dyson hand dryers.
The project started immediately after the Fourth of July celebration and was complete on November 11, in time for the busy Southwest Florida tourist season. In order to meet this fast track schedule, the new pier was prefabricated in sections in Fort Myers and barged through the Gulf of Mexico and set in to place from a crane on a barge.