The South Bay Power Plant Demolition and Remediation Project is a joint project between the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista. The plant was acquired by the Port from San Diego Gas & Electric in 1999 with the purpose of facilitating its removal from the bay front.

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Port, Chula Vista Celebrate South Bay Power Plant Implosion

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imageWith 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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California Coastal Commission Approves Amendment for Single Implosion of Power Plant

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powerplant102811aA minor amendment to the Coastal Development Permit for demolition of the South Bay Power Plant was recently approved by the California Coastal Commission.

The amendment, submitted by Dynegy South Bay, LLC called for a single implosion of the South Bay Power Plant's above-ground structures, rather than a previously approved two-phased implosion. The benefits include reduced noise levels, less need to re-route traffic in the immediate area and a shortened demolition schedule.

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City of Chula Vista Grants Demolition Permit for South Bay Power Plant

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powerplant102811aCity of Chula Vista staff approved a demolition permit for the removal of the South Bay Power Plant above ground structures on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

The permit approval paves the way for the plant to be demolished, and follows the June 15 California Coastal Commission approval to dismantle the above ground structures.

"This marks another important step forward in transforming the Chula Vista bayfront," said Chula Vista City Manager Jim Sandoval. "The City and the Port continue to work on our next major milestone – a hearing before the Coastal Commission this summer for final approval of the master plan."

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Coastal Development Permit Approved for South Bay Power Plant Demo

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powerplant102811aThe California Coastal Commission has unanimously approved a Coastal Development Permit for the demolition of the South Bay Power Plant, located at 990 Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista. The issuance of the Coastal Development Permit is a precursor to the City of Chula Vista issuing a demolition permit.

The Coastal Commission approved a motion to demolish the plant and its above-ground structures at its June 14 meeting, held in Huntington Beach, California. Commissioners included special conditions of approval, to reduce potential impacts to nearby sensitive habitats and coastal waters.

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Contractor Selected for South Bay Power Plant Demolition

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powerplant102811aDynegy South Bay, Inc. has selected a contractor to demolish the above-ground structures of the non-operating South Bay Power Plant in the city of Chula Vista.

Silverado Contractors, Inc., an Oakland, California-based demolition contractor, was selected by Dynegy South Bay, Inc., based on its qualifications, favorable pricing and the overall merits of its proposal. The company has performed many large-scale, complex demolition projects and has a reputation for safely completing projects on time and within budget.