Matt Potter 12:30 p.m., Dec. 9
Broadway Pier Cruise Ship Terminal, one of The Port of San Diego’s largest public work projects is advertising for construction bids.The building will have a baggage claim area, a passenger waiting area and a ticketing. There will also be a station for customs and Homeland Security, a passenger disembarking and a baggage handling. The building may be used for public events and public art will be included in the project.
To meet the demands of the Port’s growing cruise business a new terminal is needed. In 2008, there were 297 cruise calls, compared to 2007, with only 181 calls. Two cruise vessels at once can be handled by the Port’s main cruise ship terminal located at the B Street Pier. On days when there are more than two cruise ships in port, the vessels use Broadway Pier as an additional berth.The Port needs to build an additional cruise ship terminal to avoid losing business to other port cities that have more modern features.
The project includes a 52,000 square feet building and demolition and removal of an embarkation platform that is on the pier.The building is planned as a steel, metal-framed structure with photovoltaic panels and sustainable materials and equipment.We at 92101 Urban Living are very excited about this new project and to see the original blog please visit http://www.92101urbanliving.com/blog/downtown-san-diego-real-estate/broadway-pier-cruise-ship-terminal/440/