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Award of Merit, Renovation/Restoration: Cabrillo Way Marina

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This $125-million project is the second phase of an upgrade to the marinas on both sides of the Port of Los Angeles West Channel in San Pedro. In the 1980s, Phase 1 redeveloped the Cabrillo Marina. Phase 2 began in 2009.

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Completed in November 2011—on time and within budget—the 700-slip marina was designed to complement the design of its sister across the channel. The scope included dredging and modifying the shoreline to accommodate a greater variety of slip sizes and to add slips as well.

Wooden docks were updated to a more durable concrete float system. The utilities were run in raceways within the concrete float units or attached on the outside of the floats and hidden by fascia boards. The layout also includes new pumpout stations.

Backland redevelopment of 41 acres incorporated parking for more than 1,000 vehicles, building pads for development as well as a variety of Spanish-style sustainable buildings.

As part of the project, the team realigned and widened Miner Street with additional lanes, a bike lane and a median xeriscaped with native plants, drought-tolerant grass and palm trees.

Challenges for the team included installing a new 16-in. water main around the utilities, excavating boulders along the shoreline and scheduling temporary boat transfers to the Phase 1 marina so that work could progress on Phase 2.

Cabrillo Way Marina

San Pedro

Key Players

Owner: Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro

Contractor: Griffith/Dutra Joint Venture, Santa Fe Springs

Lead Design: Moffatt & Nichol, Long Beach

Subconsultants: Diaz Yourman & Associates; Blue Water Design Group; EDAW; FPL & Associates; Lynn Capouya Inc.

Subcontractors: Advance Mechanical; Bellingham Marine; CM Peich; Coast Iron & Steel; Connolly-Pacific; Dynalectric; Hayward Baker

Submitted by Port of Los Angeles

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