City Manager’s Weekly Update – Feb. 22, 2019

  • Plant-a-Tree Coronado Arbor Day event on Sat. morning Feb. 23
  • Kick off the Coronado Community Read on Sat. Feb. 23 with Hometown Jamboree highlighting 1930’s era
  • Design Review Committee approved exterior design of proposed Villa Capri redevelopment, The Henry restaurant, and various improvements at the Hotel Del
  • Select group of nine candidates have been invited to interview for Library Director position
  • City Council took first step in long term stewardship plan for city-owned building that houses the Bluewater Boathouse restaurant
  • Public Services crews continue to monitor sub-surface void in street at 8th and Coronado and are working on permanent repairs
  • Dr. Seuss exhibits open next month at both the library and C3 Gallery
  • Local artists asked to submit artwork for Florals by Locals at the annual Flower Show set for April 13 and 14
  • Second scam prevention public meeting to be held March 14
  • Witnesses sought in police altercation on Saturday, Feb. 16
  • Positions open on various city committees and commissions
  • Recreation and Golf Services Department is currently accepting applications for summer staff to work at its day camps and other youth recreation programs

Each week, the City Manager’s Office provides an update that includes information on programs, services and issues within the City, as well as news, project updates and follow-up information when necessary.

Get up to speed on what’s going on in Coronado with this video preview of the latest edition of the Coronado City Manager’s Weekly Update, as well as a sampling of the updates below. Read the full update on the City’s website.

Design Review Committee: The Design Review Commission last week approved the exterior design of the proposed redevelopment of the Villa Capri into a four-story 40-room hotel with a rooftop bar/restaurant and underground parking. The project will also be heard by the Historic Resource and Planning Commissions as well as the City Council. The Commission also approved exterior design changes for the new restaurant, The Henry, under construction at 1031 Orange Ave. Lastly, the Commission approved various exterior improvements at the Hotel del Coronado.

The Henry

Museum Month: February is San Diego Museum Month. The Coronado Public Library, along with other local libraries, is distributing Museum Passes offering residents and visitors an opportunity to enjoy half-price admission at more than 40 San Diego museums during the month of February. The passes are available at the Children’s information desk.

Boathouse Restaurant Plan: The City Council took the first step on Tuesday, February 19, to develop a long-term stewardship plan for the City-owned building that houses the Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill restaurant. The Boathouse Restaurant facility was built in 1887 and is located on City property. Although the building is more than 130 years old, a plan for its long-term stewardship has never before been developed. The Council authorized City staff to use a private firm to develop a long-term stewardship plan that will be a proactive guide to preservation and maintenance of this important landmark.

Subsurface Void Repairs: Public Services staff continued to monitor the area at Eighth Street and Coronado Avenue where a subsurface void was found. It was found this week that the street surface continued to sink even though a temporary fix was completed last week. An emergency declaration was issued Wednesday, February 20, to allow the City to move forward with permanent repairs. A contractor was hired to make immediate repairs. It is anticipated that construction will take six weeks and will include dewatering, shoring, replacement of a storm-drain manhole and street repairs. The intersection will continue to be closed until the repairs are completed.

Void Work

See the complete City Manager’s Weekly Update, visit the city’s website.

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com