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 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.