A landlord’s attempts to get the decaying Driscoll’s Wharf back into ship shape and revitalize San Diego’s commercial fishing industry has some tenants concerned that he is trying to drive them out.
While they may disagree on many things, Tom Driscoll and the fishermen at his wharf in Point Loma agree on one point: The 128-slip marina is badly in need of renovation.
Formerly secure doors no longer close, much less lock. Plywood has been applied over holes in the pier, which hasn’t been replaced in more than 20 years. Overhead lights that haven’t operated in decades periodically shed glass and metal pieces onto the pier. Three waterside office buildings sag over piles of nets and traps on the pavement below.
Driscoll’s approach to fix the problems involves stricter enforcement of rules such as liability insurance requirements for tenants, which are not proving popular at the wharf.
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