Golden Gate Fields Pier & Shoreline Improvements
NCI performed coastal engineering analyses to develop a suite of waterfront improvement concepts at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, CA. This project was part of a larger mixed use development proposed for the site. The waterfront improvement concepts included the restoration of a dilapidated pier to increase bay access and to expand the existing beach by extending it into the paved parking to the south.
Our work consisted of a site reconnaissance that included surveying cross sections at the historic pier location and along the existing beach; analyzing historic wind data to determine predominant storm wind directions; and analyzing expected stable beach profiles.
Concept components that were evaluated included a pile supported pier, a rubble mound groin to provide beach stability, beach nourishment, and a buried revetment to provide ultimate shoreline protection if storm induced erosion threatened improvements.