Port of San Diego Awarded $4.8 Million Grant for Chula Vista Bayfront Project

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Site Plan Draft The Port of San Diego has been awarded $4.8 million from the California Natural Resources Agency for its Sweetwater Bicycle Path and Promenade project, a component of the Port’s Chula Vista Bayfront development. The Sweetwater Bicycle Path and Promenade project will consist of a three-quarter mile Class I bike path and pedestrian walkway linking the regional Bayshore Bikeway to waterfront amenities and future development sites on the Chula Vista Bayfront. The proposed budget for the Sweetwater Bicycle Path and Promenade project is $5.63 million.

“This is great news and will be important in helping us meet an important objective for the Chula Vista Bayfront – to provide a continuous bike path and walkway, fully accessible to the public,” said Chairman Robert “Dukie” Valderrama, Board of Port Commissioners, Port of San Diego. “We’re thrilled that the state recognizes the value and benefits of this project, not only to the South Bay and the entire San Diego region, but to all of California.”

“What a great opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy this new multi-modal bike path along the Chula Vista Bayfront,” said Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas. “This project will help us showcase the natural beauty we have along the San Diego Bay.”

Port of San Diego Recognized for Alternative Transportation Initiatives with SANDAG iCommute Diamond Award

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mc icommute award 2017The Port of San Diego, a champion in environmental care and innovation, was recently recognized as a Gold Tier recipient of an iCommute Diamond Award for Excellence in Commute Programs for Fiscal Year 2017 by SANDAG.

“In accordance with the Port’s Climate Action Plan, we work hard to develop programs that encourage the safekeeping of the environment,” said Port Chairman Robert “Dukie” Valderrama. “This award recognizes our efforts and highlights the many effective initiatives and events our Green Team launched to encourage Port employees to opt for eco-friendly methods of transportation.”   

Port of San Diego Invites Public to Upcoming Board Meeting and Open House on Port Master Plan Update

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The Port of San Diego invites the public to attend the latest engagement opportunities for stakeholders during the drafting and discussion of the Port Master Plan Update.  

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017: The Board of Port Commissioners will hold a workshop to discuss Coastal Access and Recreation Element Policy Concepts and Land and Water Use Element Policy Concepts. The Board will also discuss policy concepts and updated land and water use maps for the Coronado Bayfront, Silver Strand, Imperial Beach Oceanfront and South Bay Planning Districts. The workshops will be an item within the regular Board meeting agenda, which begins in open session at 1 p.m. in the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92101.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017: The public is invited to participate in Open House #4, during which Port staff will recap the November 14, 2017 Board meeting discussion on the Coastal Access and Recreation Element Policy Concepts and Land and Water Use Element Policy Concepts, and will hold informal breakout sessions for participants to ask questions, provide input and dialogue with project team members. The event will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92101.
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Port of San Diego to Hold Job Fair Regarding Potential Opportunities for Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Redevelopment and Other Local Projects

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The Port of San Diego is holding a job fair for opportunities with the upcoming Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Redevelopment Project, other local projects, and the Port itself. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at San Diego Continuing Education, César E. Chávez Campus, 1901 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113.

Dick Miller, Inc. of San Marcos has been selected for a $12.3 million contract under the first of three contract packages for Phase 1 of the redevelopment project. Also referred to as the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Modernization Project, Phase 1 is a major public works project to make the terminal more modern, clean and efficient. The Port is targeting this outreach to the neighborhoods around the terminal to ensure local workers know about the job opportunities that will be available on this $24 million project, which benefits from federal funding, a TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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