Glorietta Bay Boat Launch/Dock C Celebration

Glorietta Bay Boat Launch/Dock C Celebration

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Port and City of Coronado Celebrate Completion of Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp and Dock C Replacement

Contact: Janine Zúñiga, City of Coronado, at jzuniga@coronado.ca.us; office: (619) 522-7340; cell: (619) 520-8973

The City of Coronado and the Port of San Diego held a joint ribbon cutting ceremony on July 17, 2017 to celebrate the completion of an important $1.3 million public access project, the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp and Dock C Replacement.

Coronado Mayor Pro Tem Bill Sandke and City Manager Blair King joined Board of Port Commissioners Chairman Robert “Dukie” Valderrama, Port Commissioner Garry Bonelli, State of California Division of Boating & Waterways Commissioner Doug Metz and other officials to cut the ceremonial red ribbon.

“The City of Coronado is proud to present this public recreational project that has added many new enhancements to the Glorietta Bay facilities,” said Mayor Richard Bailey, City of Coronado. “Now our residents and visitors will be able to enjoy an expanded facility that is modern, functional and accessible for boaters, kayakers and paddle boarders, including people with disabilities.”

The project entailed replacing the concrete apron of the boat launch ramp and reconstructing and expanding the uses of the adjoining boarding dock with a free public dock which complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It also created a non-motorized craft launch area on a new sandy beach. Additional improvements at the boat launch facility included resurfacing the parking lot, installing a new boat wash-down area and repairing a small area of riprap and existing storm drain in the northern beach area of Glorietta Bay Park.

“The Port of San Diego understands the importance of public boat launches on San Diego Bay,” said Commissioner Bonelli, Coronado’s representative on the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “Part of our mission is to promote recreation and we are happy to be a partner on this important improvement project to improve access to Glorietta Bay.”

Improvements to Dock C consisted of redevelopment, reconfiguration and extension of the previous dock system in order to meet current fire and electrical code requirements, as well as ADA and boating design standards.

The City of Coronado, the Port of San Diego and the Division of Boating & Waterways all contributed to the construction costs of the boat launch project. The Port’s contribution was $470,000 and a grant in the amount of $670,000 was awarded by the California Division of Boating & Waterways.The City of Coronado paid for the design, re-design and construction support/inspection, estimated at $150,000.

Bellingham Marine was the contractor on the project and construction began in late February 2017.

About the City of Coronado:
The City of Coronado is a small beach community with an island feel. Incorporated in 1890, Coronado has a rich history and exceptional community assets in a village atmosphere. Coronado is a full-service city providing public safety through the Police and Fire Departments; construction and maintenance through the Public Services and the Engineering and Project Development Departments; building and planning through the Community Development Department; and leisure activities through the Recreation Department, Library and public golf course.
About the Port of San Diego:
The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.

Ribbon Cutting
Posted on 07/17/2017
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