If all goes well, during the meeting of the California Coastal Commission, San Diego Unified Port District and Chula Vista will get the okay to being on a project that some have been waiting to start for close to 40 years – the rebirth of the Chula Vista bayfront area. The project will turn the industrial area which is nothing more than a dead power plant to a wonderful waterfront paradise.
The Chula Vista Bayfront Master plan will be presented at the commission in Santa Cruz which describes the refurbishing of the waterfront in various phases spread out over the next thirty years with a resort conference center, public parks, homes, hotels, and commercial shopping.
The plan will cover 556 acres making it the largest new coastal project in California. The plan by port staff and Chula Visa has been on paper for ten years and is backed by an environmental impact report that is 12,000 pages. The plan has the support of several chamber of commerce members, organization, as well as other business groups such as the San Diego Coastkeeper, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, the Surfrider Foundation, and the San Diego Audubon Society.
The way the commission will vote cannot be speculated, but the reality is that the reasons for approval are enticing.
Within the 556 acres, 88 acres would be dedicated to public parks, 70 to wildlife preserve, and 75 acres for open space. The project will be centered on the resort conference center. In order to help pay for the project the plan proposes 15,000 square feet of retail space, 1,500 residential units, and 3,100 hotel rooms.
The plan estimates that the project would provide 2,200 permanent jobs and 7,000 construction jobs.
Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, who supports the master plan explains that this project would help boost the city east of bayfront; "This is such an extraordinary opportunity to be a catalyst for helping build the western side of Chula Vista."
Former Chula Vista city attorney, Ann Moore now representative of the city on the port district board, stated, "This is the time for the South Bay region to actually have its day in the sun."
If all goes as planned, the development will begin in about two years. The power plant on the other hand, will be removed between the end of the bird nesting season in September and before it begins again in March. The demolition will be one to see with a dramatic implosion which will symbolize the rebirth of the area.
With plans like these in the works, home buyers will be flocking here to find great deals on homes. If you are looking for a home in Chula Vista contact a real estate agent at 888-865-5055.