Council to Consider Revised Ferry Landing Plans on September 12
The Sausalito City Council will meet on Tuesday, September 12, to consider the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District's revised plans to remove the existing Sausalito ferry landing and build a new ferry landing. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the IDESST Hall, 511 Caledonia Street. At the meeting, the City Council will receive a presentation of the revised ferry landing project plans, accept public comment, and provide direction. A staff report for the September 12 meeting is available on the City website.
On Tuesday, September 26, the project will return to the Council for a determination on whether or not to consent to the project in accordance with the Bridge District's lease agreement with the City. The meeting on September 26 will also be held at 7:00 p.m. at the IDESST Hall.
The Bridge District's revised plans include reductions in both the length and the width of the ferry terminal from the plans which were submitted in March 2016. The width of the proposed float will be reduced by 4 feet, from 53 feet (March 2016) to 49 feet (revised proposal), with a corresponding reduction in the width of the gangway from 16 feet (March 2016) to 12 feet (revised proposal). The length of the proposed float will be reduced by 1.5 feet, from 145.5 feet (March 2016) to 144 feet (revised proposal).
The revised plans also incorporate input received during the Planning Commission and Historic Landmark Board meetings in March 2016 on the following elements: the lighting on the float; the color used for the gates, railings, and gangway; and the spot lighting along the access pier and gangway.
Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding of July 28, 2017, the District and the City are consulting with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) in an effort to persuade BCDC to consent to remove the belvederes from the proposed project. Where applicable in the plans, the District has provided two alternatives for the belvederes on the access pier; one version shows the belvederes on the access pier and the other version shows the access pier without the belvederes.
The District submitted photo renderings in August that compare the existing ferry landing with the proposed ferry landing from various vantage points. These renderings are currently on display in the Litho Street lobby of City Hall, and will be on display at the meetings on September 12 and 26.
Questions about the ferry landing project may be directed to Lilly Whalen, Assistant City Manager and Sausalito City Clerk, at email@example.com or (415) 289-4134.