North Embarcadero Visionary Plan

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Welcome to the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan (NEVP) web page. This page provides information on the NEVP, the joint master planning process between the Port of San Diego, City of San Diego, and Civic San Diego.

We appreciate your interest and encourage your participation and feedback throughout the planning effort. Please bookmark this site and return often for updates. If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please contact the Office of the District Clerk for public documents.

Phase I Project Description

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The first phase of the NEVP includes:

  • Relocating Harbor Drive to the east and improving the waterfront esplanade from the B Street Pier to the former Navy Pier;
  • Improving West Broadway from Harbor Drive to the railroad tracks; and
  • Adding a third left turn lane from southbound Harbor Drive to eastbound Grape Street.  

NEVP Graphic 2NEVP Phase 1 will increase and enhance the public’s access to San Diego Bay through a wide esplanade and waterfront promenade.  Through its groves of jacaranda trees and world-class public art, the public will feel welcomed into this area, which is the first leg of a signature linear public park that will eventually run the entire 1.2 mile length of the North Embarcadero.  From the City, NEVP Phase 1 will frame views of the Bay down West Broadway and C Street.  The project will also capture and treat storm water to improve the water quality of San Diego Bay.  Through the contribution of construction and tenant jobs, along with laying the foundation for adjacent redevelopment, NEVP Phase 1 will provide a significant economic benefit to the region and to the State of California.

Overview and Background

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The North Embarcadero Visionary Plan (NEVP) comprises a set of public infrastructure improvements for the area bordered by Market Street on the south, Laurel Street to the north, the railroad right of way to the east and the San Diego Bulkhead line (the bayward edge of land) to the west, in downtown San Diego. The NEVP will shape the future of San Diego by joining downtown and the bay. The plan will benefit the entire region, enhancing the bay's appeal as a hub of activity.

The Visionary Plan (1998)

In 1997, the Port, Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC), City of San Diego, San Diego County and the U.S. Navy began meeting to plan the redevelopment of the North Embarcadero. The agencies created the North Embarcadero Alliance, and contracted with Sasaki Associates, Inc. to develop a vision for the revitalization of San Diego's downtown waterfront from Lindbergh Field on the north to Seaport Village on the south. The five member agencies endorsed the North Embarcadero Alliance Visionary Plan (Visionary Plan) in December 1998.

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