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Solana Beach begins discussions to replace 75-year-old Marine Safety Center

Solana Beach begins discussions to replace 75-year-old Marine Safety Center

Solana Beach has begun taking steps to replace its 75-year-old Marine Safety Center at Fletcher Cove with a larger and safer building more suitable to today's lifeguards and beachgoers.

City staff and the architects behind the project, Domus Studio Architecture, gathered feedback and input from community members at a workshop Feb. 8 regarding the replacement of the structure, which sits atop the bluffs and was built in the early 1940s.

Previously, the city was faced with three options for the structure: renovate it, replace it with temporary modular buildings or build a whole new center. The council decided in 2017 that a new building — while the most expensive choice —...

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