Harbor commissioners will revisit a discussion on revitalizing the old Englund Marine building for use as a visitors center.

Commissioners today will discuss the practicality of installing a restroom trailer that’s compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act in lieu of renovating the building’s interior restroom to meet ADA standards. This discussion comes about a month after the Crescent City Harbor District received a cost estimate from George Mayer, owner of GR Construction of Crescent City, that remodeling the building at 201 Citizens Dock Road would cost $102,160.

The cost estimate included bringing the building in compliance with the ADA by extending the sewer line for new restrooms, installing new ramps and parking as well as double doors on the building. Mayer’s estimate did not include installing an ADA compliant restroom or asphalt at the rear of the building for parking, Deputy Harbormaster Lane Tavasci said at the district’s Jan. 22 meeting.

Tavasci said the building’s current restroom is not ADA compliant. The rough drawing of the proposed remodel he showed the harbor commission on Jan. 22 included a drive-through coffee kiosk, a central desk for the visitors bureau and space for two gift shops.

Both Tavasci and Harbormaster Charlie Helms proposed using a trailer with ADA-compliant restrooms, stating the one they viewed cost about $25,000.

Since September, the Crescent City Harbor District Board of Commissioners have discussed the possibility of offering the old Englund Marine building to the Crescent City-Del Norte County Chamber of Commerce, Redwood State and National Parks and other agencies for use as a hub of visitors information. That proposal is also included in the harbor district’s strategic plan.

Also on the strategic plan is developing a map of the port for visitors. On Tuesday, harbor commissioners will hear a presentation from Triplicate Advertising Director Anne Ranney on the costs of producing a map.

Other items on the agenda include a discussion on purchasing a used or new 15,500 pound forklift; the partial re-roofing of the Alber Seafood building; an update on American Diversified Energy’s solar installation project; a modification of the Crescent City Crab Shack lease; and font type for displaying the harbor district’s mission statement in its meeting room.

The Crescent City Harbor District Board of Commissioners will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. today at the harbor district office, 101 Citizens Dock Road, Crescent City. Agendas are available at www.ccharbor.com.

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