During December the project reached a milestone with the completion of the pile driving and installation of the Phase 1 docks, the installation of the north ADA gangway the completion of the sheet pile breakwater. The harbor office has closed for renovation and the harbor staff has be relocated temporarily to cramped quarters in the construction trailer located nearby. Landside utility installation has shifted to the area around the harbor office, and work has begun on the installation of dock-side power and water.
Continued fair weather has graced the project, allowing the construction team to move ahead quickly with land-side work. During the month of January, the majority of construction work will be in the area of the West Mole and Scott/Marina intersection. Crews will begin demolition of the end of the West Mole and continue work on the harbormaster building. Installation of underground utilities around the intersection of Scott and Marina and the fire-water line on the North Jetty will continue through the month. Boaters and harbor visitors should expect some minor disruption to vehicle access and parking in these areas.
Thanks to everyone who attended the RPD meeting held on December 7 at the Fort Mason Center. A follow-up meeting has been scheduled for January 25, 2012, during which Department staff will report back on the results of our study of best practices of marina operations, the feedback we have received from you and other harbor stakeholders, and the policies now being considered as a result of this process. All boaters and other marina stakeholders are encouraged to attend the follow-up meeting which will be held in the Fort Mason Center’s Fleet Room, beginning at 6:30 pm. Please note that the special email account set up to accept your input [email@example.com] will be deactivated on Friday, 1/13 in order to insure we have sufficient time to review and consider all the messages received prior to the 1/25 meeting.