TO: Board of Harbor Commissioners
FROM: John Moren, Director of Operations
THRU: James B. Pruett, General Manager
DATE: February 27, 2020
SUBJECT: Ketch Joanne Restaurant New ADA Restroom Location Alternatives
The ADA Bathroom Plans with Indoor and Outdoor Alternatives2020_02_27_PPH_Ketch_Joanne_ADA_RestroomsPresentation
Board to consider location alternatives and RFP for new ADA restrooms adjacent to the Ketch Joanne Restaurant. Recommendation/Motion:
Board select location alternative B for new ADA restrooms for Ketch Joanne Restaurant and direct staff to publicly advertise a Request for Proposal for design, engineering, permitting, Invitation for Bid documents and construction support for the preferred restroom alternative.
Consistent with District’s goal to assure the public is provided with safe, well maintained public facilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
At Pillar Point Harbor the District leases a restaurant/bar known as Ketch Joanne, which currently has two small restrooms within it. The two restrooms are too small to comply with ADA standards. In an effort to comply with a settlement agreement regarding the restrooms and bring the restrooms into compliance with ADAstandards, Staff enlisted the assistance of an architectural firm to evaluate the interior, exterior of the site and provide alternative location sketches. It was determined, due to the restaurant seating capacity, two restrooms would be required by San Mateo County Building Code.
Staff and the architectural firm met with the restaurant lessee on multiple occasions to fully understand the operational challenges and brainstorm ideas that would best serve the public. Staff have prepared the attached PPT presentation to illustrate the challenges and assist the Board in making a decision on a preferred alternative.
Because the restaurant floor plan is small relative to public demand, it already suffers from limited seating space and the requirement for two large ADA restrooms, it was determined that a restroom location outside of the restaurant would be most beneficial to all. The outside two new ADA restrooms would prevent congestion from long lines inside the restaurant from customers waiting to use the restrooms and the new outside restrooms could be easily used by other retail tenants and the public in general. Therefore, staff recommend the Board consider directing staff to draft a Request for Proposal (RFP) for design/engineering concentrating on the outside preferred alternative B.
The RFP would include a requirement for a public “workshop” meeting, during which PPH users/public input could be gathered. After a preliminary design is determined, vetted by County Planning Department, staff would bring 90% plans back to the Board for approval prior to issuance of an Invitation for Bid (IFB) for actual construction. Once the lowest construction bid is determined, staff would again bring back the bid for Board approval prior to actual construction.
Staff recommends the Board select location alternative B for new ADA restrooms adjacent to the District leased Ketch Joanne Restaurant and direct staff to publicly advertise a Request for Proposal for design, engineering, permitting, Invitation for Bid documents and construction support for the preferred restroom alternative.