CHULA VISTA
BAYFRONT

MASTER PLAN

Welcome to the official website for the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan (CVBMP)
The CVBMP transforms more than 550 acres of Chula Vista’s underused industrial bayfront into a thriving world-class residential and resort destination on San Diego Bay. The Plan establishes thousands of new jobs, creates new public parks, protects natural coastal resources, provides conference and visitor-serving amenities and builds an important asset for the San Diego region, the South Bay, Chula Vista residents and coastal visitors.

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The CVBMP is the result of a decade-long joint planning effort by a broad coalition of local and regional stakeholders, including the Port of San Diego, the City of Chula Vista and Pacifica Companies. The Plan is the last significant waterfront development opportunity in Southern California and was approved by the California Coastal Commission August 9, 2012.

The CVBMP is the result of a decade-long joint planning effort by a broad coalition of local and regional stakeholders, including the Port of San Diego, the City of Chula Vista and Pacifica Companies. The Plan is the last significant waterfront development opportunity in Southern California and was approved by the California Coastal Commission August 9, 2012.

The Plan was shaped through extensive participation from community members, a Citizens Advisory Committee, and other stakeholders involved with environmental protection, wildlife preservation, land use, water quality, economic development, and resort and hotel development.

More than 40 percent (234 acres) of the project area is dedicated to parks, open space and habitat restoration/preservation, with 130 new acres set aside for publicly accessible parks and open space. The marinas will be reconfigured and updated, including an improved harbor and navigation channel.

The project has been carefully designed to be economically sustainable and will create more than 2,200 permanent jobs, nearly 7,000 construction jobs and numerous indirect jobs in the region.

The CVBMP brings much-needed hotels and a resort conference center to the waterfront and also offers a mix of 1,500 town homes and condominiums as well as 236 recreational vehicle spaces.

Bayfront Cultural and Designed Committee Formed

March 29, 2013 — The Bayfront Cultural and Design Committee (BCDC) has been established to advise the San Diego Unified Port District on the design of parks, walkways, bikeways, cultural facilities and development projects in the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan…

The Bayfront Cultural and Design Committee (BCDC) has been established to advise the San Diego Unified Port District on the design of parks, walkways, bikeways, cultural facilities and development projects in the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan.

Eleven committee members will serve on the BCDC Committee; eight appointed by the Port and three by the City of Chula Vista. Members will include:
• City of Chula Vista Planning Commission (1)
• Chula Vista Design Review Committee (1)
• Chula Vista Resource Conservation Commission (1)
• Design Professional - Architect (1)
• Design Professional - Landscape Architect (1)
• Design Professional - Urban Design (1)
• Business Entity (2)
• Community Organization (2)
• South Bay Wildlife Advisory Group (1)

All members should be familiar with and able to interpret site plan and architectural drawings and be able to judge the effect of a proposed project or structure on the surrounding neighborhood and community.

Three meetings are planned for the first phase, for the creation of the Chula Vista Bayfront Design Guidelines.


Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan Wins Job Creation Award

The vision shared by thePort of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista to redevelop Chula Vista’s bayfront has won a prestigious award from the North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum…

The vision shared by the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista to redevelop Chula Vista's bayfront has won a prestigious award from the North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum. The award recognizes the plan's projected impact on job creation and business growth.

The Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan tied with an Indiana public-works project for first place as Job/Opportunity Creation Project of the Year the 2012 Strategic Infrastructure Projects of the Year for North America. The award was announced Tuesday, October 16 at the 4th Annual Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Denver, Colorado.

The master plan for the more than 550 acres on the Chula Vista bayfront was developed in equal partnership with the Port of San Diego and City of Chula Vista. The plan received unanimous California Coastal Commission approval in August 2012 and officials are conducting outreach to potential developers and investors.

"This award validates some of our top priorities for the Chula Vista bayfront – creating good jobs and fostering economic development," said Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox. "Experts from across North America have recognized the economic benefits this project will bring to the San Diego region."

The Leadership Forum is the premier strategic infrastructure projects event in North America, featuring the Top 100 infrastructure projects with a total value of over $440 billion. Project of the Year awards are given in five categories including job/opportunity creation, green planning, technical engineering, innovative finance model and strategic planning. Nominees are all projects that are planned for the very near future, and demonstrate the imagination and technical skills of their developers, inspiring people from around the region with new ideas and paradigms for infrastructure project development.

The Job/Opportunity Creation Project of the Year is the "project that will create the greatest number of jobs and/or businesses over the lifetime of the project. This needs to be well documented, and specifically tabulates direct, indirect and induced job creation over the 20 to 30 year life of the project," according to the criteria.

"Our vision for the Chula Vista bayfront was developed with extensive community input, and has broad support because it balances economic development with public access and environmental stewardship," said Ann Moore, Vice Chair of the Board of Port Commissioners and the City of Chula Vista's representative on the board. "We look forward to the many benefits – including thousands of new jobs – that the project will bring to the San Diego region."

The Chula Vista plan envisions a world-class destination - hotels, homes, shops, restaurants and 234 acres of parks and nature preserve. The project is projected to create thousands of jobs (7,000 construction; 2,200 permanent), transform the bayfront, and generate revenue for public services like police, fire protection and parks.

South Bay Power Plant Imploded

With thunderous booms, the monstrous South Bay Power Plant crumbled into history, following a successful implosion along the Chula Vista bayfront on the morning of Saturday, February 2, 2013…

With thunderous booms, the monstrous South Bay Power Plant crumbled into history, following a successful implosion along the Chula Vista bayfront on the morning of Saturday, February 2, 2013.

Just after 7 a.m., strategically placed charges brought the mammoth structure down before a crowd of thousands of residents, elected officials and the media.

For the first time since the late 1950's, Chula Vista has an open view to South San Diego Bay. The land can now be used for future parks, as designated by the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista as part of the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan.
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