UsedBoatTrailers.com Expresses Concern Over Dana Point Harbor Plans

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In light of the recently finalized plans to 'revitalize' Dana Point Harbor, the staff at UsedBoatTrailers.com expresses concerns that the plan could alienate boaters.

Dana Point Harbor, a popular boating area located in Orange County, CA, has recently publicized plans for a $140 million revamp. UsedBoatTrailers.com evaluated these plans, and saw reason for recreational boaters to be concerned.

The Dana Point Harbor revitalization, a project that will cost upwards of $140 million, has been in the works for close to 15 years. Recently, further details were revealed about the plans for the harbor that have boaters, and UsedBoatTrailers.com, concerned.

One cause for concern is the parking. When the new structures and facilities are completed, boaters will have lost over 400 parking spaces that were previously set aside for their use. Officials waved away concerns by saying that the spaces are rarely used. The massive crowds the harbor receives on holidays is another matter. Used Boat Trailers believes that this will drive away many of the people who boat there on busy days.

Another cause for concern is the focus on retail chain stores and a general air of over-commercialization. A fair number of recreational boaters use the water to escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world, and the plan to add in 30,000 square feet of stores will just intrude on their peace.

What has the most people concerned, however, is the five-story dry boat storage facility that will be replacing a large amount of long term, trailer-designated parking. The structure, which will cost $30 million to build, could displace boaters that are attached to their boat trailers.

Whenever the construction for Dana Point's harbor revamp begins, currently slated for sometime in 2014, the recreational boaters that flock to Orange County will be watching, and hoping for the best. UsedBoatTrailers.com hopes city officials can avoid alienating the group that helped Dana Point attain the success it currently enjoys.

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