The State Lands Commission has approved the boundaries for Marina Park, bringing the Balboa Peninsula public waterfront development one step closer to construction.
By overcoming this hurdle, the city can now complete its California Coastal Commission application and restart the long-stalled project.
Park advocates, city officials and others decided on a plan for the development more than three years ago, but it has been stuck in bureaucratic morass. In the meantime, residents of the 57 mobile homes have been afforded more time on public land, while others have protested the slow progress.
"This is a really positive step," said Deputy Public Works Director Dave Webb. "It is a little bit of a battle any time you deal in the harbor with all [the public agencies] involved."