The California Coastal Commission approved a request to replace damaged concrete floating docks at Marina Village Marina in San Diego with polystyrene foam/concrete docks on Dec. 7.
The marina, located in Mission Bay, is home to about 600 boats. Commissioners approved the request as part of its Consent Calendar.
Marina Village Marina will have to submit a water quality plan and best management practices to demonstrate the new docks won’t harm the immediately surrounding area.
About 52 damaged cement floats would be replaced.
“Twenty-two mainwalks and 30 finger floats would be removed and replaced in-kind with floats consisting of expanded polystyrene foam encased by a concrete shell. There will be no increase in the number or size of dock floats and the existing configuration will remain unchanged,” commission staff stated in its report to commissioners. “The purpose of the project is to replace old and damaged floats to ensure that the anchorage is maintained in a safe and operable condition.”