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 port-owned property and marine related activities in the Charleston area in the early 1990s and updated that plan in early 2007 to reflect changing economic conditions, environmental values and shifts in facility use over the years.
CHARLESTON MARINA MASTER PLAN
2007 Master Plan Project Status
Phase I Improvements completed: Resurfacing outer basin with parking improvements, rip-rap repair, resurfacing Eel Avenue with parking improvements and establish a paved area behind Seahawk Seafood with drainage.
Phase II Improvements:
Completed – Inner basin restroom building replacement with restroom
and shower facilities.
Partially completed – 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.
Completed – The Port was also successful in receiving 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.
Completed – The Port partnered with the South Slough National
Estuarine Research Reserve for construction of a paddlecraft launch near the entrance to the slough.
Completed – Charleston Shipyard utilities have been placed underground.
Completed – The Port received an Oregon State Marine Board grant for construction of a new fish cleaning station near the Charleston Marina boat launch.