Charleston Marina Master Plan
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay owns and operates the Charleston Marina, the Charleston Marina RV Park and the Charleston Shipyard, all of which serve various market segments in the community – commercial fishing and seafood processing, recreational fishing and boating, tourism and a growing retail and commercial sector.
The Port adopted a master plan for the development and management of its assets and marine related activities in the Charleston area in the early 1990s, updated that plan in early 2007, and again in 2013 to reflect changing economic conditions, environmental values and shifts in facility use over the years.
How can you be involved in improving Charleston?
Port of Coos Bay staff understands that Charleston residents, business owners and other interested people may have ongoing comments and ideas to share, in addition to a desire to support projects identified in the Master Plan. We welcome the conversation. Those interested can share their comments by contacting our Charleston Harbormaster, John Buckley via e-mail by clicking here.
2013 Charleston Harbor Master Plan Update
With completion of several projects related to the plan, the port worked with community members starting in December 2012 through June 2013 in a collaborative process for a 2013 Charleston Harbor Master Plan Update. A Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE)/Americorps representative facilitated the process to gather community input from users of the facilities, local area residents, other public agencies and various advocacy and community support groups in the Charleston area. From that information, the port developed this comprehensive and flexible plan to produce the greatest benefit for Charleston and Oregon’s Bay Area.
Steering Committee Minutes
- June 7, 2013 - draft
- February 27, 2013
- February 6, 2013
- January 23, 2013
Charleston Shipyard Focus Group
- February 22, 2013
- January 29, 2013
Town Hall Meeting Minutes (May 20, 2013)
2007 Charleston Marina Complex Vision and Master Plan
The Port has successfully completed both Phase I and Phase II Improvements listed in the Charleston Marina Master Plan of 2007.
Phase I Improvements completed:
- Resurfacing outer basin with parking improvements
- Rip-rap repair
- Resurfacing Eel Avenue with parking improvements
- Establishing a paved area behind Seahawk Seafood with drainage.
Phase II Improvements completed:
- Inner basin restroom building replacement with restroom and shower facilities
- Paving, parking, sidewalk and curbing enhancements to the area around the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s (OIMB) interpretive center at the corner of Guano Rock and Boat Basin Road.
- The Port received an award on the behalf of Coos County for a Transportation Enhancement (TE) grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). This project provided approximately 2,400 lineal feet of curbing, sidewalks, landscaping, lighting and storm drain improvements to Boat Basin Road from OIMB to approximately Davey Jones’ Locker.
- The Port partnered with the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve for construction of a paddlecraft launch near the entrance to the slough.
- Charleston Shipyard utilities have been placed underground.
- The Port received an Oregon State Marine Board grant for construction of a new fish cleaning station near the Charleston Marina boat launch.