Naples Seawall Phase 2
Community Open House
Join your community and learn about the design process for Phase II of the Naples Island Seawall Project.
The Open House will provide an overview of the design needs and process for the project. You will be asked to identify any existing constraints, ask questions to the design team and provide input to improve the process and results of the project.
This meeting will be held:
Date: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Naples Island Colonnade
View the Naples Seawall Phase II August 17, 2016 Event Flyer
Project Details and Background
The Naples Seawall was carefully evaluated in 2009 and was found to be in a state of significant disrepair. The seawall is public infrastructure and the responsibility of the City of Long Beach. As required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), in 2010, Long Beach certified a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project. As such, the City has reserved $9.2 million in Tidelands funding for the project.
The CEQA process was intensive. Long Beach released the Naples Seawall Interim and Long Range Repair Initial Study on January 26, 2010. A Final Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project was certified by the Long Beach Planning Commission on May 6, 2010. A CEQA Notice of Determination was filed with the Los Angeles County Clerk on May 10, 2010.
After significant study of impacts to residents, infrastructure and the environment, the City requested approval from the California Coastal Commission of a waterside project to install a new cantilevered steel sheet pile wall that will not require any tie back anchors, and provide maximum protection to adjacent infrastructure. Four alternatives were evaluated extensively before the request was made. The City's study shows a land-side project is not feasible because it would result in numerous impacts including the removal of all the mature trees and the public walkway along the canals, destabilize house foundations and more than double the cost of a waterside project.
On October 9, 2013, the Coastal Commission voted unanimously to approve the City’s application to proceed with a waterside repair project of the Naples Seawalls. A key component of this action was the approval of a compromise to work with residents through an extensive community input process to design a public walkway on Sorrento Walk that meets the requirements of the Coastal Commission, while addressing neighborhood needs.
October 31st, 2015 marked the completion of Phase 1.