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University and Innovation District Title

University and Innovation District

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The City of Chula Vista is committed to creating a University and Innovation District on 375-acres of city-owned land in Eastern Chula Vista. The  city aims to recruit and co-locate a unique mix of academic partners  in an environment different than a traditional university campus. Instead academic institutions, including a four-year university, will integrate with commercial, retail and residential functions in an urban, mixed-use setting. This 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. The University will offer a globally desirable range of academic, entrepreneurial, and urban amenities to attract the talent and investment that will sustain a world-class educational-innovation ecosystem.

University and Innovation DistrictThe site is situated next to an 11,375-acre ecological preserve, less than two miles from the United States-Mexico international border, and is adjacent to the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center — both of which provide unique opportunities for the University and Innovation District. The site is close to quality full-service master planned communities and features incomparable views and access to future high-frequency transit and amenities. The University and Innovation District is planned to be California’s next great university.

A recruitment process has begun to identify appropriate institutions to locate on the site. For more information, please contact Economic Development Director, Eric Crockett at

Project Highlights

  • 375 acres dedicated to new University and Innovation district
  • Located in thriving San Diego County urban area near U.S.-Mexico border
  • New campus to serve 20,000 students



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