Redwood City — The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider awarding a construction contract that would transform the 58-acre Tunitas Creek Beach into the County’s new regional coastal park.
The project has long been planned for a scenic stretch of sandy beach framed by cliffs visible from Highway 1.
The planned work involves creating path, picnic tables and scenic overlooks. Improving parking and building public restrooms, ranger facilities and interpretative displays and signage are also planned.
Tunitas Creek Beach – located about eight miles south of Half Moon Bay – was purchased from a private owner by Peninsula Open Space Trust in 2017 and sold to the County in 2020. Through donor support and ongoing fundraising, Peninsula Open Space Trust has contributed millions towards development and construction costs.
Following an extensive public outreach process, County Parks along with partners Peninsula Open Space Trust and the Coastal Conservancy unveiled a preferred design that seeks to balance recreation with environmental stewardship. Project design and permitting costs have been funded through a California State Coastal Conservancy grant.
The County received three bids for the work, with the lowest bid at $11,593,710. The project would be paid with funds from the County’s Capital Projects Fund, San Mateo County’s Measure K funds, and California Department of Parks and Recreation Prop. 68 grant.
The Board will consider the contract at its regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting in person or remotely via the Zoom platform.
The meeting will be held in the Board Chambers in 400 County Center, Redwood City.
The meeting may be accessed through Zoom online at https://smcgov.zoom.us/j/91835129034. The webinar ID is: 918 3512 9034.
Further details on public participation, including Spanish translation, are listed on the agenda.
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