4LEAF is providing construction management services for the Water Emergency Transit Authority (WETA) Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility. The project will provide a central San Francisco Bay base for WETA’s ferry fleet. The facility will include an Operations Control Center, from which WETA will dispatch services, as well as manage day-to-day crew, vessel, and facility needs. The facility will also include an Emergency Operations Center that will serve as a primary location for WETA to coordinate the provision of emergency transportation services in the event of a regional disaster.
The project site is located near Pier 3 of the Naval Air Station Base Realignment and Closure area known as Alameda Point. The site is currently home to remnants of a former small vessel marina operated by the U.S. Navy. All debris, including a dilapidated pier extending into San Francisco Bay, will be removed as part of this project.
The project will include construction of a multi-story building that will provide for WETA’s operational needs such as light repair work, diesel fuel storage, spare parts storage, concession supply, administrative staff office space, records storage and deliveries.
The facility will also include a system of floating docks and gangways that will provide daytime and overnight berthing capacity for up to 11 vessels. Each slip will be outfitted with equipment to deliver fuel and utility hookups to WETA vessels. A limited number of slips will be specially outfitted to meet regular vessel maintenance needs such as engine oil changes and life raft servicing.
As part of the project, WETA is committed to improving public access facilities in the vicinity of the project area, such as the San Francisco Bay Trail. The final design of these improvements will be determined in coordination with the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), the City of Alameda, and input from the general public.