The Rockland City Council and Harbor Management Commission will meet Tuesday evening to discuss the possible relocation of moorings related to a grand public/private plan to redesign the city's downtown waterfront facilities and add floats and wave breakers in the inner harbor.

The Jan. 30 meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Rockland City Hall.

Rockland Harbor Master Matt Ripley said the city is seeking feedback from people who have moorings in the harbor.

In July, Yachting Solutions received a federal Boating Infrastructure Grant.

"The Maine Department of Transportation proposes to work with Yachting Solutions LLC on expansions to the Yachting Solutions Boat Basin. This will provide 2,200 linear feet of new dockage at the facility, which will be dedicated solely to eligible transient vessels. Also included are the installation of 100-amp and 480V 3-phase power, in-slip fueling, and the conversion of an existing upland gazebo structure into a well appointed transient boater's lounge," the news release stated.

Two wave breakers would be placed in the harbor, under the plan. One of them would extend from the middle pier, while the other would be located out near the pier used by Yachting Solutions. The one extending from the middle pier would be wide enough for pedestrian traffic.

In the harbor adjacent to where Yachting Solution is located, docking space would increase from about 1,000 feet to 2,500 feet. This would accommodate large yachts (longer than 130 feet) that now bypass the Midcoast because of the lack of adequate berthing space, according to Yachting Solutions.

The overall plan also calls for moving the building where the harbormaster's office is to Buoy Park, near the embankment off Park Drive. In addition, the plan calls for the small cruise ships, which now dock at the public landing, to dock at the middle pier, adjacent to Buoy Park. The existing public landing bridge would be replaced with a larger one.

This would move the visitors getting off the smaller cruise ships closer to downtown, closer to the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce offices and closer to Tillson Avenue, Sabatini said.

At a December harbor management meeting, Rockland City Manager Tom Luttrell pointed out more than once that the city could only proceed with its part of the project — moving the harbormaster's building, for example — if it obtained grants. He said a redesign of Harbor Park has been discussed for more than 20 years.

He said the project should realistically be viewed from the land looking out to the harbor, rather than from the harbor looking onto the shore.

This overall plan, however, would require relocating the moorings in that section of the harbor. Harbormaster Ripley said last month the current placement of moorings is willy-nilly.

He said the number of moorings that might have to be moved depend on what specific parts of the plan are adopted. He said this why the meeting is being held.