The current Coast Guard building on the East Pier is on land owned by the Town of Cobourg but leased to the Federal Government for use by the Coast Guard. It’s in two parts: 1) Search and Rescue Station buildings and 2) a concrete pier to the west where the Coast Guard boat is moored. The Coast Guard proposes to demolish and remove the current buildings on the east part and build a new, 486 m2 Coast Guard marine Search and Rescue Station building in their place. An application for site plan approval to accomplish this will be submitted to the Council’s Committee of the Whole on Monday. The new building will include a two-storey residential module and a single storey garage and workshop. The parts of the building are linked by a single storey connection that accommodates an office and ancillary functions.
The site plan application includes an artist rendering as shown in the picture.
No time frame is specified but it comes just as public hearings are planned to get input on the future of the East Pier. As reported here (Highlights from busy council meeting 1 August 2019), online consultation is planned for “mid August” (that has to be soon) and then a public meeting will be scheduled at the CCC in September.
East Pier changes were covered in the Waterfront Study and made urgent by problems with the structure caused by high lake levels in 2017.
In response to the structural problems, Consultant Shoreline Engineering was hired and prepared a report which listed options which were made public at a Council meeting on June 24.
Memo – Notice of Complete Application – Document on Town Web site.