While the Port’s revised version of its Master Plan for Coronado retreats from its original intent to turn our Ferry Landing into a hotel-centric commercial enterprise, its revision still fails adequately to preserve the character and charm of our Ferry Landing and to set aside sufficient open space for recreation.

While the revised draft PMPU does not expressly contemplate new construction (other than a parking structure on an undisclosed location somewhere on the Ferry Landing site) it benignly contemplates the “replacement” of structures on the existing footprint, although at a much higher height limit than the existing build. It appears that the Port selectively heard the strong objections Coronado citizens expressed last year. The Ferry Landing cannot and should not accommodate further development, particularly development that departs from the architectural uniformity that connects the Ferry Landing to the Hotel Del. The existing height limit should be maintained and no unsightly and unnecessary parking structures should be permitted. The revised draft master plan should also set aside sufficient space for recreational activities which entitle the public (visitors and residents) to enjoy our beautiful Bay and scenic vistas. We must hold our City leaders as well as the Port accountable for decisions made regarding our precious resources, which are held in public trust for us - not for those with special commercial interests.

Your comments on the most recent draft are due before Nov. 17, 2020. Please make your opinions heard.

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