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An artist's rendering of the new and improved Tappan Lake Marina after more than $6-million in renovations. (Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District)

TAPPAN LAKE (WJER) - Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District officials say renovations planned at the Tappan Lake Marina will turn the facility into a hub for recreational enthusiasts and diners alike. 

MWCD spokeswoman Adria Bergeron says the board has approved a more than $6-million renovation project on the building and its surroundings. She says that includes a new restaurant on the main floor, a redesigned lower level for boat rentals and access, and over 200-new boat slips. 

“As soon as Labor Day comes to a close, we’re going to be getting that construction on the marina with a completion date of spring of 2020,” she says. “It’s definitely gonna be a quick turnaround we hope but we’re excited to see what it’s going to look like when it’s completed.”
Bergeron says they took advantage of all their natural resources by designing geothermal heating and cooling into the renovations.

“With the size of what it is, there’s a lot of in and out, inflow and outflow from people from the marina, so just looking into a way to more efficiently and more economically heat and cool the building was why we went with this option,” she says. 

Bergeron says the project also employs green infrastructure techniques like stormwater management to protect Tappan's water quality.

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