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Community Boating Center Hopes for Summer 2020 Launch

Post Date:04/19/2019 4:00 PM

The Sausalito Community Boating Center (SCBC) at Cass Gidley Marina could be ready for operations in summer 2020 if the nonprofit organization is able to secure grant funds, according to a report provided to the City Council on April 16 by SCBC Board Chair John Scopazzi.

Cass Gidley Marina is located on City property at the foot of Napa Street, adjacent to Dunphy Park. Cass' Rental Marina operated at the site from 1962 until it ceased operations in 2009. In 2014, the City Council approved a five-year lease agreement with SCBC for use of the property. SCBC recently exercised an option to renew the lease, which will now expire in September 2024.

The mission of SCBC is, "to preserve a gathering place on Sausalito's unique waterfront to engage and educate the public about our rich maritime history and small craft heritage through affordable direct experience." The marina will feature a fleet of traditional wooden boats for rent, charter, and instruction.

To date, SCBC has raised over $150,000 in monetary and in-kind support, completed site engineering and architectural plans, and obtained all necessary permits. The project is "shovel ready," pending the infusion of additional funds. The organization expects to learn in summer 2019 whether it will be awarded grant funds from the Cosco Busan oil spill settlement. Construction could be completed by summer 2020 if SCBC receives the grant or is able to obtain other funding.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO COMMUNITY BOATING CENTER
WATCH THE PRESENTATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON APRIL 16
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