Nimitz Marine Facility (MarFac) Berthing Wharf and Pier Replacement Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of San Diego
Document Title
Nimitz Marine Facility (MarFac) Berthing Wharf and Pier Replacement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The project is located on 5.8 acres of waterfront property on the east side of the Point Loma peninsula on San Diego Bay.
Document Description
MarFac is the support and management centre for UCSD's fleet of oceanographic research vessels and platform. The site is divided into three parcels: the upland property belongs to The Regents of the University of CA, the northern submerged land parcel belongs to the State of CA, and the southern submerged land parcel belongs to the U.S. Department of the Navy. The University owns the pier, wharf, and all upland improvements. The original wharf and pier were constructed in 1965. Since then, few improvements have been made. Concrete and steel deficiencies in existing structures were first documented in 1983. In 2009, an inspection confirmed widespread degradation of the structures that compromise capacity, safety, and operational efficiency. For these reasons, the project proposes to remove/replace in kind the wharf, pier, and upgrade utilities.

Contact Information

Catherine Presmyk
Agency Name
University of San Diego
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
297 Rosecrans Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
Lindberg Field
San Diego Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Educational (Oceanographic Research), Water Facilities (Type wharf/pier)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, Climate Change

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

Download CSV New Search Print