The existing gangway and floating dock structure at 2782 Bayshore Drive have out-lived their useful life. The proposed gangway and dock system will require the replacement of five existing concrete piles (12"x12") with five new concrete piles (14"x14"). The dock covering material proposed for a significant area of the proposed dock surface is Global Grid Decking which allows light to penetrate the water surface and significantly reduce the effect of shading when compared to the existing dock and gangway system. The total coverage of the proposed floating dock and gangway, including the required piles, is 833.7 sq. ft. which is an approximate 8% increase over the existing gangway and dock structure, including piles. Previous surveys of the water area has revealed that there is no Eelgrass present on the site. No dredging is proposed at this time.
The City considered any potential environmental effects of the proposed project. based on their review and all supporting materials provided, the City determined that the project is exempt from further environmental review consistent with Class 1 - Existing facilities exemption under CEQA Guidelines Section 15301. Class 1 consists of among other things, repair, maintenance, permitting, and minor alteration of existing public or private structures, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.
Class 2 - Replacement or Reconstruction consists of replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced. The replacement of the residential gangway and floating dock system at 2782 Bayshore Drive will use modern materials and construction methods and thereby enhance the safety and integrity of the structure and the use of Global Grid Decking will result in a 70 square foot increase in water shading.