The County Board of Supervisors gave approval Tuesday, Oct. 4, for a new boat repair facility at a retired fire station in Discovery Bay.
Kenneth Luke, owner of Classic Boat Works in Brentwood, bought Retired Fire Station No. 58 at a surplus property auction in March 2021 for $561,000. He then applied for a county permit to allow the conversion of the existing fire station into a boat service and repair facility. Facility operations should include boat repair, boat maintenance, retail sale and storage of parts and accessories, and related activities. To accommodate operations, the 27,748-square-foot building would require interior upgrades and a new 8-foot screening fence. An accessory building at the rear of the 0.64 acre project site would be demolished.
According to the county staff report, the building’s current configuration includes large fire bays, which would allow for easy entry/exit of boats and provide ample work space. The gated parking areas would be used to store boats awaiting service.