The Port of San Diego will convert a 2,400-square-foot concrete platform into a viewing platform at the North Embarcadero as part of its efforts to enhance the waterfront.
“The San Diego Bay waterfront is truly world-class, and the creation of a viewing platform will add even more color and excitement to an already spectacular destination,” said Chairman Dan Malcolm of the Board of Port Commissioners in a statement. “Combined with the recent improvements to the North Embarcadero waterfront, this will be a signature spot - the perfect place to enjoy the view of cruise ships, sailboats or a sun set. It’s one more unique amenity to draw visitors, engage local residents, and enliven our ‘front porch’ to the bay.
The platform will be on North Harbor Drive between Broadway Pier and B Street Pier. The Bay Café building, which closed in 2014, previously held the spot. The café’s building was demolished earlier this year, but the platform was left intact.
The Port plans to resurface the concrete, add illuminated stainless steel railings and repair structural problems.
The Board of Port Commissioners approved a resolution October 6 awarding a contract for the project. The viewing platform is set to open spring 2016.