La Jolla Light News Article

Plans to restore Princess Street beach access proceeding, with study phase to be completed by end of the year

NOV. 20, 2022 1 PM PT
The Environmental Center of San Diego in coming weeks will complete the study phase of a project to reestablish a beach access trail from La Jolla’s Princess Street.

Once the research is complete, work can begin on the design and construction of a path that would restore public access to a stretch of the shoreline isolated by development for decades.

Environmental Center spokeswoman Pam Heatherington told the La Jolla Light that studies relating to the site, marine hazards, tsunami risk, archaeology, marine habitats, biological impacts and other factors have been completed and she is waiting for a geotechnical report to be finalized.

“The geotechnical study will hopefully be finished by the end of the year,” she said. “It’s taking the longest, but it’s one of the most important ones. The studies will go to the design team and once they get hold of them, they will get structural engineering input for a final design.”