MOSS LANDING — Moss Landing’s North Harbor is in the midst of a facelift that will reshape the once eclectic hub of boats and businesses.
According to Harbor Master Linda G. McIntyre, a 9,499-square-foot, two-story building on the edge of the harbor is roughly three months from completion, and the Harbor District is also in the early permitting stages for a 30-room inn in the area vacated by the Pot Stop, which in 2017 moved to its current location near J&S Surplus & Outdoor Store.
The building currently under construction adjacent to a now-vacant restaurant — formerly the Pacific Grill and the Sea Harvest before that — could house two businesses when completed in July.
The first floor could feature a casual dining restaurant or fresh fish market while the upstairs will be suited for an upscale dining/cocktail area, McIntyre said.
Construction on the rustic cannery-style building began in early 2018. The total cost for the project is $3.3 million, McIntyre said.
“North Harbor will be essentially fully developed with the completion of the restaurant building and the 30-room inn,” McIntyre said. “We believe these accommodations will be very beneficial for public access, recreation and coastal enjoyment and will also lighten the traffic a little by allowing ‘day-trippers’ the option of staying.”
On the southern end of the fast-changing town, another sizable project will also be completed this summer.
Moss Landing Point, a multi-building project at 8425 Moss Landing Road, will open its doors to restaurants, coffee shops, wine tasting rooms and brew pubs/tap rooms sometime in the next few months.
Development at Moss Landing Point stalled for more than a decade, according to Mid Coast Realty agent Darryl Kenyon, but picked back up last summer after lead developer Eric J. Del Piero bought out his former partners.
When completed, Moss Landing Point will feature a 30-room inn, a two-story office space and 12,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space over three buildings, including the well-known decagon-shaped structure that has for years greeted drivers passing by on Highway 1.
“There are other projects under construction by others and we welcome attracting visitors to the area,” McIntyre said.