At 500-plus acres, the Chula Vista Bayfront will be transformed into a thriving residential and world-class waterfront resort destination. The Plan will establish thousands of new jobs, create new public parks, protect natural coastal resources, provide conference and visitor-serving amenities and build an important asset for the San Diego region, the South Bay, Chula Vista residents and coastal visitors. This remarkable project is the result of a decade-long planning effort by a broad coalition of stakeholders, the Port of San Diego, the City of Chula Vista and Pacifica Companies.
Parks & Open Space
Approximately 230 acres (more than 40%) of the project’s total acreage is dedicated to parks, open space and habitat restoration/preservation; with 130 acres identified for new parks and open space. These areas will include promenades, bike trails and other public access areas linking the entire bayfront.
The project creates and sustains more jobs, investment and revenues than all of the current businesses within the project boundaries combined AND it will provide a much-needed economic benefit to the businesses located on the two existing yacht marinas. In the project’s first 20 years, it will generate approximately $1.3 billion for the regional economy, including more than $11.5 million in annual tax revenues. It also will create more than 2,200 permanent jobs, nearly 7,000 construction jobs and numerous indirect jobs.
From Planning to Implementation
Planning efforts began in 2002 and were guided by the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan Citizens Advisory Committee. The resulting draft land use plans were shaped through an extensive public participation program, including a comprehensive environmental study. Following unanimous approval by the California Coastal Commission in August 2012, the master plan is being implemented jointly by the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista in four major phases over a 24-year period. Phase one of implementation includes the development of the resort conference center, the creation of 50 acres of public
parks and open space, the restoration of 40 acres of habitat areas, and the construction of a new fire station and mixeduse residential development.