Morro Bay to consider Coast Guard request to lease city-owned lot

kleslie@thetribunenews.comOctober 8, 2013 

The U.S. Coast Guard is attempting to grow its station in Morro Bay by leasing a 1.3-acre lot near its existing facilities on the Embarcadero.

The Morro Bay City Council will hear for the first time at its Tuesday night meeting a proposal to enter into a long-term (50 years minimum) lease with the Coast Guard for a city-owned property near Coleman Park on the Embarcadero.

According to a City Council staff report, the Coast Guard approached the city in February about expanding its station in Morro Bay to reduce an existing facility space deficiency. Since then, it has reviewed several sites and selected the Coleman Park one as the most desirable.

If approved, the site would feature two one-story buildings, with a combined square footage of approximately 3,700 square feet, according to Coast Guard plans.

One building would house a boat maintenance bay, repair shops, storage and administrative space, while the other would house Coast Guard station functions and administrative space.

The City Council meeting will take place at the Veterans’ Memorial Building, 209 Surf St., at 6 p.m. No official decision on the expansion is expected to be made Tuesday night.

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