The Chula Vista Bayfront is located at the south end of San Diego Bay. Approximately 535 acres of industrial bayfront landscape are being transformed into a thriving destination, complete with resort hotels, a convention center, shopping, dining and a marina.

The Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista have been partners in this effort to create the largest waterfront development opportunity on the West Coast, entitled for approximately:

600,000 square feet of retaurant, retail and marina support uses
220,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial recreation/marine-related office uses
1,100-3,000 space parking garage
2,850 hotel rooms

Future development opportunities may also include additional industrial business uses, office and open space. pdf Click for brochure. (245 KB)

The Chula Vista Bayfront is also designed to create new public parks; provide long-awaited, enhanced shoreline recreation; and protect, promote and enhance the area’s environmentally-sensitive resources. Planned improvements include:

70 acres of new parks (100 acres total, including existing parks)
- 120 acres of open space, habitat replacement, wetlands and ecological buffers to protect wildlife habitat, species and other coastal resources
- Shoreline promenade, walking trails and bicycle path network

  pdf Click here to view the August 30, 2017 presentation at the Chula Vista Bayfront Forum. (4.66 MB)

Current Chula Vista Bayfront Development Projects

Chula Vista Resort and Convention Center 
RIDA Chula Vista, LLC was awarded the opportunity to develop a resort hotel and convention center on a 36-acre site. Negotiations are in process with the developer for a proposed project including:

- 1,450 hotel rooms
- 275,000 usable square feet of convention and meeting space
- 100,000 square feet of restaurant space
- 20,000 square feet of retail space

Costa Vista RV Park 
19 acres within the Chula Vista Bayfront were recently awarded to Sun Communities & Northgate Resorts for the development and operation of a destination RV Park that will include:

- RV sites
- Vacation rentals
- Recreational rentals
- Pool, hot-tub and splashpad
- other high quality amenities



Port of San Diego Approves Costa Vista RV Resort Project for Chula Vista Bayfront

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4.10.18 Costa Vista RV Resort 2The Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners has approved a new RV park for the Chula Vista Bayfront. At its meeting on April 10, 2018, the Board granted concept approval for the Costa Vista RV Resort project proposed by Sun Communities, Inc. (Sun Communities) and authorized issuance of a Coastal Development Permit, pending satisfaction of certain conditions.

“Sun Communities has demonstrated a willingness to be great partners by not only designing a project that is sure to become a premier, waterfront RV camping experience in Chula Vista, but by also including offsite improvements in the project to enhance the overall experience for all who live, work and play along the Chula Vista waterfront,” said Chairman Rafael Castellanos, Board of Port Commissioners.

“The Chula Vista Bayfront project takes a monumental step forward with the commencement of our first development project, the Costa Vista RV Resort,” said Port of San Diego Commissioner Ann Moore, the Board’s Chula Vista representative. “Together with the City of Chula Vista, the Port is creating a waterfront that people can access and enjoy, with over 40 percent of the land set aside for parks and open space. We are proud to partner with Sun Communities on the RV resort, which will help create a more active and vibrant waterfront in the South Bay.”

Port and City Unanimously Approve Major Step in Development of Resort Hotel and Convention Center on Chula Vista Bayfront

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06.19.17 CV RIDA Hotel RenderingA major milestone has been reached in the exclusive negotiations process for the resort hotel and convention center planned for the Chula Vista Bayfront. During a special joint meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners and the Chula Vista City Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) with RIDA Chula Vista, LLC. The LOI sets the stage for a future deal by defining the key economic terms and financing for the project. The Port, the City and RIDA will now continue exclusive negotiations and due diligence as they work toward formal agreements.

“This is an historic moment. Two years of negotiations are paying off. This LOI represents a good deal for the Port, the City, RIDA and the public we serve. I am very proud to see this materialize,” said Chairman Robert “Dukie” Valderrama, Board of Port Commissioners, Port of San Diego. “This will be the first major development on the South Bay and we could not have gotten it done without Commissioner Ann Moore, a persistent, driving force on the Chula Vista Bayfront project.”

Port of San Diego Takes Big Step in Chula Vista Bayfront Project with Selection of Developer for New RV Park

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Costa Vista 2The Port of San Diego has selected a national, award-winning leader in RV parks to develop and operate a new Destination RV Park on the Chula Vista Bayfront, a significant step forward in the Chula Vista Bayfront redevelopment project.

The Port of San Diego sought proposals for an innovative developer to create a Destination RV Park with amazing panoramic views from the Chula Vista Bayfront. Of the four complete proposals received, the Board of Port Commissioners selected the team of Sun Communities, Inc. & Northgate Resorts LLC at its meeting on April 11, 2017. The Sun/Northgate team proposes to call the park “Costa Vista” with the following features:

  • 267 sites with a mix of traditional RV stalls and vacation rental park models
  • Amenities that include a camp store, pedestrian walkways, a clubhouse with a café, a pool and a fitness center
  • More than 100,000 square feet of open space
  • Offsite amenities including a public observation plateau in the area adjacent to the Sweetwater signature par

See conceptual renderings for the project below

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