Chula Vista Bayfront

Welcome to the Chula Vista Bayfront web page. The master plan envisions a world-class destination on the Chula Vista bayfront – a unique place for people to live, work and play. This section provides information on the CVBMP, a cooperative public/private planning effort of the Port of San Diego, the City of Chula Vista and Pacifica Companies. The Port, City and Pacifica appreciate your interest and encourage your participation in the CVBMP process. Please check this web page regularly for updates. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Monument to Former Site of South Bay Power Plant Unveiled

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poweringthe artsA public ceremony was held at Chula Vista Bayfront Park on September 10, 2015 to unveil a new monument honoring the history of the former South Bay Power Plant. Titled "Powering the Arts," the 25-foot high structure is partially comprised of artifacts salvaged from the site of the former plant.

The South Bay Power Plant was located on the waterfront of Chula Vista from 1958-2013. During that time, it provided essential power to the region. Hundreds of locals were employed there over the decades. In October 2010, the California Independent System Operator notified the plant's operator, Dynegy South Bay, that the plant could be taken out of service because it was no longer needed for the region's power grid. On February 2, 2013, the plant was imploded.

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Board Takes Momentous Stride for Chula Vista Bayfront with RIDA Development Corporation

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logo 2014 bwOn Tuesday, February 10, 2015, the Board of Port Commissioners authorized an exclusive negotiating agreement with RIDA Development Corporation for a hotel and convention center, along with other potential development, within the Chula Vista Bayfront.

"RIDA has the proven ability to develop a transformational project that will rejuvenate the Chula Vista Bayfront and the entire South Bay," said Port Chairman Dan Malcolm. "Among the many benefits of the project, it will provide access to the waterfront and create thousands of new jobs."


Port, City of Chula Vista Celebrate New Gateway to the Bayfront

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h street_thumbThe Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista celebrated the completion of the H Street Extension project in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 30, 2014. The project created a new connection from the San Diego Bay waterfront to the main streets in western Chula Vista. The $7.2 million project is part of the Port's Capital Improvement Program.

Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox and Port Commissioner Ann Moore commemorated the new entryway by cutting a red ribbon, marking the opening of the newly extended roadway.

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