Bellingham Marine has signed a contract to reconstruct Alamitos Bay Marina in Long Beach, California, which has been held up in permitting for the past few years. The project is anticipated to move forward in spring 2011 and calls for the complete replacement of the existing 1,967 slip marina over a period of four or five years. In addition to the docks and other marina structures, the marina’s parking lots, restrooms, gangways, seawall and utilities will also be rebuilt.
In May, a contract with Bellingham Marine, international marina builder, was fully executed for the completion of the design, much of the permitting and the start of construction in Basin 4.
The Long Beach Marinas, which include Alamitos Bay and the Downtown Marinas, are the largest singly run marina system west of Chicago. “A marina of this size comes with its own unique set of challenges,” said Jim Puder, General Manager for Bellingham Marine’s SW Division. “We have a strong team in place, and we are looking forward to providing the City and its tenants with a new marina facility that exceeds their expectations in every way.” Bellingham’s team includes Manson Construction, Reyes Construction, and Moffatt & Nichol. The team will be responsible for all waterside as well as landside improvements.
The last hurdle for the marina is a Coastal Development Permit from the State Coastal Commission. The City is expected to go before the Commission in January 2011.
Once complete, the new facility will boast the industry’s best in floating dock technology and the latest in green design. “The dock system and marina layout we’ve selected affords the most flexibility to meet our needs now as well as in the future,” said Mark Sandoval, Marina Manager of Long Beach’s marinas. “Several of the restrooms will also be fitted with solar panels,” added Sandoval.
The first phase of the reconstruction project is scheduled to begin in April of 2011.
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