City Council Grants Consent for Ferry Landing Project
At the October 10 meeting of the Sausalito City Council, the Council voted unanimously to grant consent, with conditions, for 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 agreement came near the close of a 45-day review period for the City of Sausalito to make a determination on the project. The review period, which is stipulated by the Bridge District’s 1995 lease with the City, began on August 31, 2017 and was set to expire on October 15, 2017.
The City Council vote granting consent for the project was a unanimous 4-0. The vote for consent included a list of 18 conditions of approval, which were accepted by the Bridge District. After the vote, Mayor Ray Withy thanked the members of the community, his fellow Council members, and City and Bridge District staff for all of the hard work that went into making the revised project compatible with the character of Sausalito. Mayor Withy also stated, "I look forward to continued collaboration with the District on development of crowd management solutions in the downtown area."
The City of Sausalito’s approval for the project brings an end to a process that began in September 2012 with the Bridge District’s submission of an Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration for a Golden Gate Sausalito Ferry Terminal Vessel Boarding Rehabilitation Project. Construction of the new ferry landing is expected to get underway a year from now, in winter 2018, and be completed by the summer of 2020.
Source documents and additional information on the history of the project may be found on the City of Sausalito website at sausalito.gov/ferrylanding.