Posted 7/25/17: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday July 17, 2017, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department (CDD) and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina (aka “The Strand”). The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) also participated by conference call. The public is encouraged to communicate with the Marina Committee using the Contact the Marina Committee form to raise any issues or concerns so that they may be brought to the City’s attention.

NOTE: MVA below refers to Marina Village Associates, the owner and developer of this property]

The following items were discussed:

Fuel Dock – MVA has hired a specialty firm to develop plans for the fuel dock. The design is anticipated to be ready to be submitted for permit approval by October 1. Then both City and BCDC approvals will be required. (NOTE: The fuel dock was not included in the original MVA permits with BCDC although it is required under City permit approvals. A BCDC permit amendment will be required and BCDC has stated it has no objection to this facility.)East Jetty (Playground) & Breakwater Connector Flooding: The BCDC-mandated Flooding Study was completed and delivered to BCDC on April 28, 2017. A solution to the flooding problem on the breakwater connector was presented to BCDC by MVA on June 30. This proposal includes a portion of the path being elevated by fill and a portion being connected by a raised boardwalk. The solution will include the currently approved kayak launch ramp at the parking lot end of the connector. Details such as the location and length of the raised boardwalk and any changes to the picnic tables and fish cleaning station are still to be ironed out. In addition, some adjustments to relieve the flooding problems on the East Jetty (playground) have been proposed by MVA. However, it was noted that the study had little focus or information regarding water retention in the playground area. DPW agreed that there is a problem in this area that needs to be addressed. More details will be available once BCDC and the City review the proposals and make any adjustments as required.Yacht Club: A plan was submitted for the new facade for the yacht club building but was rejected by the S.R. planning department because it did not coordinate sufficiently with the surrounding structures. It will need to be resubmitted. MVA stated that they plan to speak to the Commodore of the yacht club about a longer lease term.

Kayak Launch and Kayak Dock: A kayak launch ramp is planned at the beginning of the connector to the breakwater and a kayak dock is planned between the yacht club building and the boat launch ramps. Both facilities are mandated by the city building permits but need changes from the original plans (the launch ramp due to flooding changes and the dock due to ADA requirements). Those changes have not yet been finalized.

Andy’s Local Market: Andy’s Market has opened to the public. However, a liquor license must be obtained before any decisions can be made regarding use of the outdoor table area adjacent to the market on the yacht club side and regarding any required barriers. A nighttime light assessment needs to be done for the market and is planned to be completed prior to August 1.

Old Market Site: Permits have been submitted to remove the old market building and pavement(demolition permits and air quality permits). It is expected that the work should begin within the next month. All movement of dirt to create the surcharge layer for compressing the subsoil (as was done to the rest of the property prior to construction) is intended to be done within the site rather than using Pt. San Pedro Road. It is expected that the surcharge layer will need to be in place for 6 months or so before it can be graded and construction can begin.

Public Area Maintenance: The difficulty of keeping sand within the sand pit at the playground was discussed as was the weed problem in the decomposed granite path on the west jetty. The latter is primarily due to low foot traffic on these paths that would normally keep weed growth down. No solutions were identified at this point.

Dog Signs and Enforcement: It was suggested that additions signage be added along the boardwalk facing the marina green and that more active enforcement of leash laws and excrement pickup is needed but no solution was identified.