Measures TEST: Shore Stabilization Near Shore Seawall

This measure involves creating a new engineered shoreline to buttress the existing seawall and thus reduce ground displacements that would otherwise damage the Embarcadero, the promenade, utilities, and waterfront structures.

Advantages:
  • Less construction impact to the Embarcadero and Promenade compared to other measures.
  • Replaces deteriorated wharf structures.
  • Provides foundation for future berm to protect the Embarcadero and City from sea level rise.
  • Provides additional public waterfront space.
Disadvantages:
  • Filling a portion of the Bay
  • Requires closure of waterfront buildings and relocation of tenants when the work occurs at a pier.
  • Construction duration likely longer than some other measures.
  • Construction costs likely higher than some other measures.

Type: Geotechnical

Construction Impacts to the Public:
  • Construction would require temporary relocation of waterfront buildings to allow demolition of the pier below. Impacts would be most notable to the occupants of the affected pier.
  • Most construction work would be done from the water-side of the seawall. Impacts to users of the promenade and Embarcadero would be limited.
Sea Level Rise Adaptation Opportunities:
  • The new engineered land could serve as a foundation for a future berm to protect the Embarcadero and the City from sea level rise. Also, the new land would provide an inherent barrier to limit the influence of rising sea levels on ground water elevations.
Permits:
  • Placeholder (pending meeting with environmental consultants)
Case Studies:
  • Hong Kong Airport runway expansion

To learn more, download the Shore Stabilization Near Shore Seawall Factsheet here.

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This measure involves creating a new engineered shoreline to buttress the existing seawall and thus reduce ground displacements that would otherwise damage the Embarcadero, the promenade, utilities, and waterfront structures.

Advantages:
  • Less construction impact to the Embarcadero and Promenade compared to other measures.
  • Replaces deteriorated wharf structures.
  • Provides foundation for future berm to protect the Embarcadero and City from sea level rise.
  • Provides additional public waterfront space.
Disadvantages:
  • Filling a portion of the Bay
  • Requires closure of waterfront buildings and relocation of tenants when the work occurs at a pier.
  • Construction duration likely longer than some other measures.
  • Construction costs likely higher than some other measures.

Type: Geotechnical

Construction Impacts to the Public:
  • Construction would require temporary relocation of waterfront buildings to allow demolition of the pier below. Impacts would be most notable to the occupants of the affected pier.
  • Most construction work would be done from the water-side of the seawall. Impacts to users of the promenade and Embarcadero would be limited.
Sea Level Rise Adaptation Opportunities:
  • The new engineered land could serve as a foundation for a future berm to protect the Embarcadero and the City from sea level rise. Also, the new land would provide an inherent barrier to limit the influence of rising sea levels on ground water elevations.
Permits:
  • Placeholder (pending meeting with environmental consultants)
Case Studies:
  • Hong Kong Airport runway expansion

To learn more, download the Shore Stabilization Near Shore Seawall Factsheet here.

Click through other measures on the Measures Explorer main page and visit the Measures Explorer Frequently Asked Questions for more information.