A number of projects and activities are underway to enhance residents’ quality of life, promote economic development, and advance community engagement in the City of Chula Vista.
University and Innovation Center
California’s next great university site is located on 375 acres in eastern Chula Vista. The University and Innovation District will provide a collaborative learning and research environment for engaging students, faculty and corporations in the creation and application of knowledge for cross-border economic, social and cultural development.
Chula Vista Bayfront
The West Coast’s largest waterfront development project is underway in Chula Vista. The 535-acre location at the Chula Vista Bayfront, will be transformed with a waterfront hotel and convention center, condominiums, retail, restaurants, recreation, dedicated open space, and more.
Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center
The Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, located in the eastern part of the City, was built in 1995 and occupies 155 acres. Funding for the $65 million facility was raised by the San Diego National Sports Training Foundation and a land grant from Eastlake developers. Athletes in archery, beach volleyball, BMX, canoe/kayak, cycling, field hockey, rowing, rugby, soccer, tennis, track & field, triathlon, and cross-training abilities for various winter sports train at the Center.
Third Avenue Village Streetscape
The heart of downtown Chula Vista, Third Avenue Village, continues to improve with the third phase of a multi-million dollar renovation project. The first phase upgraded the Village along Third Avenue from F to G streets with pedestrian, parking, and streetscape improvements. Those upgrades continued north on Third to Davidson. The third phase is underway to continue improvements north to E Street. Completion is expected in 2020.
Progress continues on Millenia, 210 acres in in eastern Chula Vista that will be designed as a walkable urban village. The community will include nearly 3,000 homes, commercial and retail centers, a hotel, library, school, parks and outdoor spaces, a fire station, and transit station.
South Bay Bus Rapid Transit
The South Bay Bus Rapid Transit will provide new transit service from the Otay Mesa Port of Entry to downtown San Diego via eastern Chula Vista. The 21-mile South Bay project opened in 2019 and is part of a network of Rapid services in San Diego County connecting residential areas with major employment centers and leisure destinations.
In In 2012, Chula Vista voters approved amending the City Charter to require that City Councilmembers be elected by geographic district where candidates must live in their respective districts and be elected by voters living in the respective districts, beginning with the 2016 election. Four Council districts were established following an extensive public outreach process. In 2016, councilmembers were elected by district in Districts 3 and 4 and councilmembers were elected in Districts 1 and 2 in 2018.The Mayor and City Attorney continue to be elected by voters citywide.