Shoreline Management Plan
The City of Pacific Grove is inviting requests for qualifications for a Shoreline Management Plan.
On January 20, 2017, a 31-foot long, 5-foot-tall section of seawall collapsed due to a loss of foundation support caused by a severe storm and inundation of record high waves. At the July 12, 2017, California Coastal Commission meeting, the repair of the failed portion of seawall was approved with the special condition that the City of Pacific Grove conduct a long-term shoreline study. The objective of the study is to identify the manner in which continuous recreation trail access along the shoreline is to be provided while best protecting coastal resources.
The study must include a vulnerability assessment that evaluates how sea level rise will impact the shoreline, a comprehensive alternatives analysis, including the potential for relocation of the recreational trail and removal of armoring along this stretch of coast, as well as implementation recommendations. The study must also include an analysis of the impacts to coastal resources from retaining the existing armoring structures along this stretch of coast.
The plan will be a comprehensive shoreline management plan that assesses the entire coastline the City of Pacific Grove is responsible for maintaining. Please see the full RFQ for details and submittal requirements.