Concrete wharf proposed for Padilla Bay
A company has proposed building a 3,300-square-foot concrete wharf in Padilla Bay, according to a joint news release from the state Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The proposed wharf would be 30 feet wide by 110 feet long and will cover 1,728 square feet of water, according to the release. The wharf would expand Rozema Boat Works’ vessel construction facility and provide more space for vessel unloading.
As environmental mitigation, the company proposed removing man-made debris on nearby shore area, placing gravel and sand along a shore area adjacent to the wharf and replacing 585 square feet of solid decking with grating on an existing pier and ramp.
The project is open for public comment until Sept. 28.
After the public comment period, Ecology and the corps will evaluate the project’s accordance with environmental laws and its impact on endangered species, fish habitat and cultural resources, according to the release.