SAN DIEGO–The Unified Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners has authorized the award of an $18.3 million construction contract for the North Embaracdero Visionary Plan Phase Iproject.
A construction contract was awarded to USS Cal Builders, Inc. at the November 8 meeting of the Board of Port Commissioners. The company, headquartered in Stanton, California, has built several public facilities, including the City of Costa Mesa’s police station, the City of Vernon, California’s, fire station, and numerous educational facilities.
Infrastructure projects the company has worked on include the widening of 12 miles of State Route 22 in Garden Grove, California. That project included the construction of 10 new bridges.
USS Cal Builders, Inc. will begin construction of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Phase I project on January 5, 2012.
Phase I will be broken into Phase 1A, which includes the area of West Broadway from North Harbor Drive to the railroad tracks, and Phase 1B, which includes the area of North Harbor Drive along the waterfront from the B Street Pier to the Navy Pier.
The North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Phase I will beautify the waterfront and create a new public space that will welcome residents and visitors. A joint project between the Port, the City of San Diego and Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC), it also includes significant improvements to the roadways, utilities, and storm water systems.
The work includes a 105-foot wide esplanade with formal gardens, plazas, shade pavilions and a waterfront promenade. Public artwork by internationally-acclaimed artist Pae White will be integrated into the esplanade architecture. Other features are a new restroom, two pavilions, a café building and an information center.