Coronado's Next Generation:
Glorietta Bay Master Plan Update
the unique residential-and business-friendly village atmosphere in
Coronado is the foundation of the Glorietta Bay Master Plan. Carefully
crafted through an extensive planning process, which included
substantial public input, the Master Plan paints a vibrant portrait of
Coronado's future, while retaining the special character of the
Glorietta Bay Master Plan will improve public access and recreational
opprtunities for Coronado citizens along the bay front.
"The goal of the Glorietta Bay
Master Plan is to encourage and enhance public access along the City's
shoreline property," said City Manager Mark Ochenduszko. The project
will feature open spaces and parks blended together with a dynamic
Community Center and a new and improved City Hall.
$30 million project establishes a continuous waterfront promenade,
stretching from the Coronado Yacht Club to the existing Glorietta Bay
Park boat ramp facility. A series of small, intimate courtyards and
plazas interwoven between the City Hall and Community Center buildings
are planned to accommodate a wide range of outdoor activities.
preserve the majestic views of the bay, the height of buildings will be
kept to a single story. City departments, such as Administrative
Services, Engineering, Community Development, City Clerk, Council
offices and the City Manager's office, will be based in City Hall,
along with a new Council Chambers. An expansive Community Center will
offer numerous recreational and cultural opportunities for Coronado
residents (see inside for more details), and road improvements on
Strand Way will enhance traffic circulation.
completion of this project will improve the quality of life for
residents and future generations in Coronado. The Glorietta Bay Master
Plan was adopted by the Coronado City Council on
February 6, 2001. Groundbreaking is scheduled for next year,
and the project is expected to be completed by fall 2004.
City of Coronado's new Community Center will have something for
everyone. The 40,000-square-foot complex will include recreational
facilities, meeting and classroom areas, a playhouse, and a major
events hall for large community gatherings. The Community Center,
estimated to be completed by fall of 2004, is one part of the
multi-faceted Glorietta Bay Master Plan. Below is a graphic depiction
of the new Community Center with specific information about some of its
|Click here to view an enlarged version of the Community Center
as the Community Center's primary events hall, the Great Room will be
used for banquets, meetings, receptions, private parties, community
functions, and special events.
Fitness & Activity Facilities
large classrooms, equipped with a kitchen and restrooms, will be used
for several activities including community meetings, youth recreation
and preschool programs. A fully-equipped fitness center and an aerobics
dance room also will be built.
intimate cabaret-style Playhouse will be the new home to Coronado
Playhouse productions, and dance and music recitals, and drama
6,580-square-foot gym will have a regulation-size basketball court and
will provide for a range of activities including volleyball, badminton,
gymnastics, soccer, and other sports.
Other Notable Features:
at the south end of the pool complex, the Boat House will offer storage
rental for small, non-motorized watercrafts such as kayaks, paddle
boats, and rowboats. Water sport classes, clubs, camps, and
competitions also will be available at the Boat House.
The Clubroom, located above the Boat House, will be home to several teen activities, youth programs, and day camps.
men's and women's locker rooms will include adequate changing space,
public storage lockers, restrooms, showers and a family restroom and
Lifeguard Service Ready for Summer Season
New Lifeguard Tower to be Built
year, more than 2.5 million people visit Coronado beaches. This summer
will be no different. In preparation for the large crowds, the City
began evaluating its existing lifeguard facilities, including the
lifeguard tower at Central Beach.
|The City will soon be exploring designs for a new lifeguard tower.
extensive review of the 50-year-old structure determined that it is
need of replacement. The tower has since been fenced off as a safety
procaution. Temporary portable towers will be used this summer season,
providing service consistent with previous summers.
City is preparing plans for a new lifeguard tower that would inculde an
operations headquarters, first aid station, and equipment storage
facility," said City Manager Mark Ochenduszko. "The new tower will be
sufficiently elevated to provide lifeguards with a view of the beach,
facilitating quick responses."
City Council will consider several options for the replacement facility
and anticipates makinga decision by the end of the year. A new tower
could be in service by next year. In the meantime, enjoy the beach and
the outstanding lifeguard service provided by the City.
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