If we utilize our marinas to berth some houseboats we could berth 1,000 houseboats there and grow the low income housing stock for Eureka. 1,000 houseboats in the marina = 2,000 new customers for Old Town businesses. It means a houseboat building and maintenance industry on Humboldt bay. It could be started right now.
A planned Sausalito. Make sure there are nice boats and humble boats. Mixed community on the water.
Of course there would be impacts on the bay, you would have to connect the boats to city sewer. But you could grow the population and low cost housing stock of Eureka easily and quickly and create a whole new industry (houseboat building and maintenance) on Humboldt Bay. Without heavily impacting the land.
have a peaceful day,