An open house to provide information on the proposed construction of a new ammunition pier at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station will be held at the Seal Beach Senior Center (707 Electric Ave.) on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The meeting is intended to provide information, answer questions, and accept public comments about the construction and the revised Environmental Assessment of the project which involves a replacement ammunition pier (approximately 1,100-feet by 125-feet), associated waterfront facilities, a causeway and truck turnaround, and a new public navigation channel for civilian boat traffic to and from Huntington Harbour.
The Navy considers the current pier, built in the 1950s, as too small to meet the Navy’s needs, plus it doesn’t meet current earthquake standards. The Seal Beach depot is the only weapons station that can support the fleet in San Diego and is expected to see an increase in traffic from the fleet in the foreseeable future.
More details of the project are in an article in this week’s Sun.
Members of the public who miss the open house but still wish to comment have until Oct. 29 to file their statements.
For more information, visit https://sealbeachea.com.