Expansion of Existing Harbor Facilities
Dana Point Harbor Marina Improvement Project | Dana Point, CA
The County of Orange had developed a plan to upgrade, refurbish, and expand the existing harbor facilities to meet the current and projected needs of merchants and Harbor visitors. A Program Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was prepared for the overall Harbor Revitalization Project (landside and waterside areas) and certified by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on January 31, 2006. The Marina Improvement Project managed by LSA had been evaluated at a preliminary, or program, level in that Program Final EIR. A Subsequent EIR was required to focus on effects not discussed in the previous Program Final EIR and addressed the impacts of replacing all slips, docks, and pilings within the Harbor, and focused on compliance with California Coastal Act policies, marine biological resources, hydrology and water quality issues, and cumulative impacts related to construction activities. The Subsequent EIR was certified by the County’s Board of Supervisors in December 2012.