Kingston Village Phased Dock Replacement
October 29, 2021
Bellingham Marine is well versed in working with existing marina infrastructure to integrate new systems with old, skilled in tackling phased projects at the client’s desired pace. As a licensed general contractor, Bellingham Marine provides a turnkey solution that includes electrical, fire suppression, and pile driving, serving as a one-stop shop for the client.
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the San Diego Bay, located in the center of the Coronado Cays Neighborhood, the Kingston Village waterfront condos each come with their own boat slip boasting brilliant views and direct access to the San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Over the years, the docks have gone through several rounds of repair and replacement, and the current Coronado Cays Homeowners Association is working to update the entire system with the state-of-the-art Bellingham Marine concrete Unifloat system to last well into the future. The general plan is to replace main walkways and fingers, eliminating the most critical sections first, and for each phase, the most immediate needs are identified, and the scope of work is generated based on the budget.
The most recent phase was completed earlier this year, including replacing sections of the main walkways and fingers on Kingston West, South, and East. Although the docks are physically connected and owned by the same entity, the boundary lines split the docks between two different jurisdictions, the city of Coronado and the Port of San Diego. The South and West docks falling under the city of Coronado’s jurisdiction were covered by a CEQA exemption when rebuilding docks in like kind, which made the permitting process much easier. Falling under the Port of San Diego’s jurisdiction, the East dock permitting process was lengthier, first requiring approval from the Port of San Diego, then approval to proceed from the Army Corps of Engineers and Programmatic Certification for Regional Water Quality. Bellingham Marine is familiar with and understands these unique challenges in dealing with different jurisdictions simultaneously, which is crucial to a smooth permitting process.
The existing docks were replaced in like kind with concrete Unifloat headwalk and finger floats, replacing traditional squared finger ends with rounded ends to help boaters exit and return to their slips with ease. Bellingham Marine also replaced the electrical system from the electrical point of connection throughout the marina dock system, and the water and fire systems were upgraded as well.
Bellingham Marine is well versed in working with existing marina infrastructure to integrate new systems with old, skilled in tackling phased projects at the client’s desired pace. As a licensed general contractor, Bellingham Marine can handle projects like this, providing a turnkey solution including electrical, fire suppression, and pile driving, serving as a one-stop shop for the client.
The planning stages of the next Kingston Village design-build phase are well underway, and Bellingham Marine will continue replacing main walkways and fingers in 2022. To continuously provide this highly sought-after amenity to homeowners requires upkeep, and this multi-year project between Bellingham Marine and the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association will eventually result in the complete replacement of the existing dock systems.