Morro Bay council approves boardwalk extension
January 21, 2014
The Morro Bay City Council approved a boardwalk and bicycle trail that would connect the Harbor Walk to the north end of the city. [Tribune]
The council voted 4-1 last week, with Councilwoman Nancy Johnson dissenting, to issue a conditional use permit for the project. Plans include an 8-foot-wide boardwalk and an adjacent 12-foot-wide bike path that will begin near the Morro Bay Power Plant entrance and end at Atascadero Road. A bridge would take the trails over Morro Creek.
Morro Bay planners expect a U.S. Department of Transportation grant to pay for much of the project. However, the city has yet to secure funding for the entire project, which may cause a delay in construction.
Johnson said she voted against the project because she felt it fell within a flood plain.
The city must still gain approval from the California Coastal Commission before beginning construction. If approved, construction is planned to begin in August and last six months.