$5.5 mil. Mission Beach seawall project reaches completion

MISSION BEACH (KUSI) — A one thousand 700 foot seawall in Mission beach will officially reopen Thursday after $5.5 million in renovations.

The seawall between San Fernando Place and Ventura Pace was built in 1925, and was falling apart. Work on the structure near Belmont Park began last fall.

A ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday officially reopens the seawall. Councilwoman Lorie Zapf, who represents the beach areas, will be in attendance as well as Mayor Kevin Faulconer and neighborhood leaders.

“It looks beautiful, and you did the best part right there in front of Belmont Park,” Zapf said after viewing photographs of the project at a meeting last week.

Around $700,000 of the cost stemmed from the boardwalks 1998 designation as a national historic resource, which requires the construction to be monitored, and things like dimensions, light fixtures, wall texture, color and concrete scoring to be matched. Some of the costs were unanticipated when the project was bid out, according to city staff. 

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