Sunday, April 6, 2014

San Mateo County Harbor Board moving offices to El Granada, buying the building

Half Moon Bay Review/Clay Lambert, 4/4/14.  "Harbor District plans to move offices back to coast."

Administration returning to El Granada
"The San Mateo County Harbor Commission plans to move its administrative offices into an El Granada building that is already home to local government offices. The commission voted unanimously on April 2 to move offices that are currently at Oyster Point into the three-story building at 504 Avenue Alhambra. The Harbor Vista office building is where the Granada Sanitary District offices are currently located and also where the Midcoast Community Council holds its twice-monthly meetings.  

New owner of Harbor Vista Building will be
San Mateo County Harbor Commission
The Harbor Commission agreed to spend $1.8 million for the building and plans to pay for it in cash rather than incur more debt. The building includes retail space on the first floor and space that has been used for offices on the second and third floors.  ....  Harbor District officials aren’t sure when they might move into the new building. It requires the approval of the California Division of Boating and Waterways, which is under the California State Parks umbrella. The state agency has a say in any land purchase made by the district because the district owes the state about $7 million.

In a separate issue, the Harbor District also voted 4-1 to prepare documents that could ultimately lead to the sale of 2.25 acres at the intersection of Obispo Road and Avenue Portola in El Granada. That land was first declared surplus in 1975, but the district never sold it."   Read article.

Related article -  Daily Journal (San Mateo), Samantha Weigel, 4/4/14. "After paying rent for nearly a decade in South San Francisco, the San Mateo County Harbor District Commission voted Wednesday to return its headquarters to Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay."

Note photographs/graphics:  Harbor Board logo, and harbor locations from the Harbor Board website link. The Harbor Vista Building is from LoopNet.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cash purchase 1.8 million. Nice to have money. Pacifica couldn't come up with a buck eighty.