The largest waterfront development opportunity on the West Coast
The Chula Vista Bayfront will transform 535 acres of prime bayfront property into a thriving world class resort, convention center, residential and recreation destination on San Diego Bay.



  • American Planning Association (APA) for Urban Design – National Planning Achievement Award for the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan


  • American Planning Association (APA) – California Chapter Planning Achievement Award for Hard Won Victories
  • American Planning Association (APA) – San Diego Section Planning Achievement Award for Hard Won Victories
  • Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) – Merit Award for Public  Involvement/Education


  • South County Economic Development Council – Regional Leadership Award
  • North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum –  Job/Opportunity Creation Project of the Year


  • American Planning Association (APA) – San Diego Section First Place Award for Focused Issue Planning


  • American Planning Association (APA) – San Diego Section Public Education Award


After a decade-long, joint planning process between the Port of San Diego and City of Chula Vista, the California Coastal Commission in August 2012, unanimously approved the 535-acre Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan, the largest available coastal development opportunity in Southern California. Located on south San Diego Bay in the City of Chula Vista, the accepted land use designations allow the Port and Chula Vista to progress into the development phase with the goal to transform the currently underused industrial waterfront property into a world-class resort and conference destination, complemented by a mix of residential, retail, and more than 240 acres of parks and nature preserve.

With that approval, the master planned project is ready for development. A Request for Qualifications will soon be issued for initial phases of the project.

The project will be implemented in four major phases over a 24-year period. The first phase includes developing the hotel and resort conference center, creating public parks and open space, restoring habitat areas, and constructing a new fire station, RV park and mixed-use residential development.

Pacifica Companies, a San Diego-based real estate investment and development company, will construct the mixed-use residential areas existing yacht marinas. This construction is planned to begin in 2016.

Several milestones have been achieved following Coastal Commission approval: the South Bay Power Plant was demolished; construction of the H Street extension to the bay is underway; and bicycle and pedestrian access is being enhanced.