Port of San Diego Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan

The Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan serves as the guide for redeveloping 535 acres of prime bayfront property in southern San Diego County. Development comprises a resort conference center, residential/retail area within the Harbor District, and park and natural open-space areas, as well as associated infrastructure.

Project Facts
  • Port of San Diego
  • Chula Vista, California
  • 820,000 square feet of restaurant, retail, commercial recreation, and marine uses
  • 70 acres of new parks
  • 120 acres of open space

The Challenge

The Port of San Diego, City of Chula Vista, and Pacifica Companies began a joint master planning process to transform the Chula Vista waterfront into a top-notch destination for residents and visitors. The waterfront property had been in limbo since the 1980s, and redevelopment sought to reconfigure 497 acres of land and 59 acres of water uses. Significant project issues included a strongly engaged citizenry and biological impacts.

The Solution

Our project managers led consultants from the Port, City, and other projects in completing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process in accordance with the Port and City’s CEQA guidelines. Due to revisions made to plans, associated technical studies, and the project EIR, we incorporated previous public comments and revised the project description and each individual analysis section to reflect a program- and project-level analysis. The recirculation effort was completed on a tight schedule, and the plan was successfully certified.

In Our Words

“This project is one of the largest coastal development opportunities in California. After a decade-long joint planning process and coordinated efforts, we worked with multiple agencies and collaborated with stakeholder groups including the Environmental Health Coalition, Bayfront Coalition, Audubon Society, Chambers of Commerce, and others to ensure the goals of the development reflected those of the entire represented community.”

Carey Fernandes, AICP
Senior Environmental Planner

What We Did

Our multidisciplinary specialties allow us to provide efficiencies that maintain project momentum.

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