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Moss Landing Community Plan Potential Development Projects

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Four Specific Projects (to be studied in EIR)

  1. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
    General Development Plan (PLN080006)
    (For project details click here)

    • Expedition Staging Facility and Research Laboratory Building. A 5,800 square-foot expedition staging facility would be constructed to build and assemble equipment prior to mobilizing research projects. Later, a 35,000 square-foot building to replace the 5,800 square-foot staging facility.

    • Dock Expansion and Dock House.A 30-foot by 30-foot (900 square-foot) dock extension to accommodate future marine operations (a longer vessel to replace the current RV Western Flyer) and a 7,500 square-foot dock house for marine operations staff would be constructed opposite 7600 Sandholdt Road.

    • Oceanographic Research/Test & Integration Building. A 30,000 square-foot two-story building is proposed as a replacement for the existing 20,609 square-foot single-story building that currently houses Phil's Fish Market and MBARI facilities at 7600 Sandholdt Road.

    • Research Laboratory Building.A 24,000 square-foot two-story building is proposed that would support ocean-dependent research activities.

  2. Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

  3. Master Plan (PLN080071)
    (For project details click here)
    MLML conceptual development plans include: 1) a combined Marine Operations, Research Diving and Sustainable Fishery Offloading Facility; 2) modifications to existing facilities at our northern Shore Laboratory Complex, 3) a southern Shore Laboratory complex that combines a research pier/coastal observatory, large animal holding tanks, lab space and an integrated aquaculture research facility; and 4) housing and visitor-serving facilities for the accommodations of students during the academic year and workshops, classes and special programs during the summer.

    • Marine Operations Facility.MLML plans to construct a new 36,000-square foot multi-use facility with a new 15,000-square foot dock/wharf area at 7539 Sandholdt Road.This facility would house a warehouse, offices, retail shops, and off-loading facilities.

    • Shore Lab – North.MLML plans to construct a new 2,600-square foot multi-use facility at 7544 Sandholdt Road.This facility would house an office and warehouse facility.

    • Sandholdt Pier/Shore Lab – South.MLML plans to construct a new 7,400-square foot research building,a8,520-square foot slab for aquaculture, and 500-foot pier at 7722 Sandholdt Road.This facility would provide research space, aquaculture space, and commercial pier space.

    • SandholdtCenter/AcedemicVillage.MLML plans to construct a new 30,000-square foot mixed-use building adjacent to its main campus.This facility would contain residential units, office space, and a conference facility.

  4. Gregg Drilling

  5. General Development Plan (PLN090039)
    (For project details click here)

    The proposed Gregg Drilling development includes a new 15,462 square-foot office building, 10,938 square feet of storage and mechanical space; 10,100 square feet restaurant (Phil’s Fish Market) (290 seats); 3,600 square feet of fish storage space (also Phil’s Fish Market); a bulkhead or other shoreline protection, a 3,000 to 4,000 square foot wharf/dock, and dredging of the harbor. Gregg Drilling owns or has options/purchase agreements on several parcels on the east side of Sandholdt Road with access to the harbor. The parcels are presently used for marine goods sales (ship’s chandlery), a fueling dock, boat maintenance, launching, and related maritime uses, and most of these uses would remain, although some uses would be rearranged and consolidated within the site. Gregg Drilling proposes the following actions and improvements on these parcels:

    • Lot line adjustments to re-configure and/or merge the parcels;

    • Approximately 545 feet of steel sheet pile and concrete bulkhead (and/or rip-rap armoring), parallel to the shoreline, with backfill, and potential additional riprap repair and extension;

    • 120-foot by 24-foot wharf with two 18-foot wide approach trestles (two alternative designs show a single trestle), a 120-foot long floating dock on the outboard side, and lighting for night operations. The wharf would be positioned more-or-less parallel to and about 20 to 40 feet from the shoreline, and supported by 16-inch square concrete piles at ten feet on center. The 110-foot RV Quin Delta drill ship would dock at the wharf;

    • Initial dredging of approximately 750 cubic yards for the wharf and boat slip, and ongoing dredging of approximately 250 cubic yards approximately every three years;

    • Reconstruction of the existing paired 70-foot long launching piers at Gravelle’s ship yard at approximately the same location;

    • 15,462 square-foot two-story building (or buildings) accommodating 25 employees for administration, remote drilling, data collection, and/or fabrication;

    • Demolition of selected existing structures with about 5,500 square feet of floor area, and remodel of selected existing structures;

    • Relocation of existing restaurant (Phil’s Fish Market) from nearby property to Kett Property with 290 seats and 3,600 square feet of storage/cooler space ;

    • 80-foot tall wind turbine;

    • Parking lot(s) to accommodate new, reorganized, and relocated uses; 75 parking spaces for Phil’s Fish Market

    • Site lighting and street frontage improvements (curb, gutter, and sidewalk); and

    • New and upgraded utilities, including: sewer, water, drainage, natural gas, and commercial electricity.

  6. Moss Landing Road Storm Drain and Street Improvements

  7. No file number assigned yet
    (For project details click here)

    The County of Monterey plans to install storm drain facilities along Sandholdt Road and Moss Landing Road. The new facilities would collect storm water and release it into the harbor and Moro Coho Slough. In addition to reconstructing Moss Landing Road with new curb, gutters, and sidewalks, this project is being done in tandem with the undergrounding of utilities (Project 20A and 20B) by Pacific Gas & Electric.

    The Moss Landing Road Street Improvements project involves the design and reconstruction of the northern portion of Moss Landing Road from its intersection of State Route 1 through the commercial district of the Moss Landing community. New storm drains will be installed along a 2,230-foot length of Moss Landing Road with concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk on both sides of the road. Parallel parking will also be provided on both sides of the street through the commercial district, and bicycle lanes will run the length of the project connecting to the Moss Landing segment of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail at State Route 1.

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