The Port of Siuslaw’s floating dock system in Old Town, Florence, provides an essential facility for commercial fishing vessels and for public moorage. DOWL designed the replacement of a structurally deficient dock system that included a new commercial dock and public dock as well as a diagonal connection between the two.
Environmental permitting was complicated when, after the construction contract was awarded, Oregon Coast Coho were listed as a protected species. To complete the required Biological Assessment (BA) and Biological Opinion (BO) documentation on short notice, DOWL staff worked non-stop through a weekend to write a detailed BA. Through close collaboration with all parties, the BA was reviewed and approved in less than three weeks which delayed the construction by a mere two weeks and confirmed that the project could still utilize its time-dependent funding.
The project provided the port with new utility services on the docks and ice generation facilities to better serve the port's resident fishing fleet.
Port of Siuslaw