OFFICE OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT JENNIFER CAMPBELL
SECOND COUNCIL DISTRICT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris Chan
May 5, 2021 PHONE: (619) 221-3288
Ocean Beach Pier to Reopen after Repairs Completed
SAN DIEGO, CA – The City of San Diego will reopen the Ocean Beach Pier after repairs are completed. City engineers say a portion of the pier can safely reopen after railing and other parts of the pier are fixed.
“I am grateful that a large portion of the Ocean Beach Pier can be safely reopened for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. Much more work will need to be done to address the damage to other parts of the pier and find a long-term solution moving forward,” said Council President Jennifer Campbell.
A specific timeline for the reopening cannot be guaranteed but engineers believe it could open by summer. When it reopens the following restrictions will be implemented:
- The part of the pier beyond the Café but before the expansion joint will remain closed for safety reasons
- No vehicle traffic will be allowed on the pier except emergency vehicles and only when necessary
- The pier will close during very high tides
Council President Campbell’s Office is working with Mayor Todd Gloria's team, the engineering department, as well as local leaders and community groups to make sure future proposals are aligned with the community’s interests. Those details are still to be developed and meetings with community groups are being planned now.
“The OB Pier is a beloved local landmark that we want to maintain and keep safe for future generations of San Diegans and visitors to enjoy. My staff and I will be working closely with Council President Campbell and the community to find the best path forward,” said Mayor Todd Gloria.
Future construction of the pier will likely include modern materials at higher elevations to withstand potential sea level rise and the effects of climate change.
“The Ocean Beach Pier is a treasure to our community and has served the city for over 50 years and I am determined to look at all options with members of this community to plot out what the next 50 years will look like.” said Council President Campbell
Council President Jennifer Campbell represents San Diego’s Second Council District including the communities of Bay Ho/Bay Park/Morena, Midway/North Bay, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach and Point Loma.