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Chula Vista Bayfront 

The City of Chula Vista and Port of San Diego have authorized key agreements that significantly advance the resort hotel and convention center project for the Chula Vista Bayfront. During a special joint meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, the Chula Vista City Council and Board of Port Commissioners unanimously approved a Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) between the Port, the City and RIDA Chula Vista, LLC. These important steps are helping to advance construction of the world-class hotel and convention center on the 535-acre bayfront development site. Documents from that meeting are linked below.

April 24, 2018 Joint City of Chula Vista/Port of San Diego Meeting Agenda Items

Chula Vista Bayfront Development Agreement Presentation
Chula Vista Staff Report
Port of San Diego Staff Report
Development Disposition Agreement
Revenue Sharing Agreement
Chula Vista Bayfront Economic Development Report


At 535 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.

Economic Benefits
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.

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