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Waterfront Development

December 9 Workshop to Highlight Bid Opportunities for Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center on Chula Vista Bayfront

RIDA Chula Vista, LLC, together with Mortenson/McCarthy Joint Venture and HKS, Inc., is holding a virtual workshop on Wednesday, December 9, at 1:30 p.m. PST to present information on future bid opportunities for the resort hotel and convention center and associated infrastructure as part of the Chula Vista Bayfront Project.

The virtual workshop will outline opportunities across the sub-contractor community.

The Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center, to be built by RIDA in partnership with the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista, will be the centerpiece of and catalyst project for future development within the Chula Vista Bayfront. It will include up to 1,600 hotel rooms; a convention center with four ballrooms; three levels of meeting space and two outdoor meeting and event lawns; public promenades and public amenities; and associated retail and resort-level amenities such as a pool with a lazy river, a spa, and more.

Among the many benefits, the $1.1 billion Gaylord Pacific project will enhance public access to the waterfront, attract new visitors and convention business to the region, and create thousands of new jobs. The Port, the City and RIDA are working together to close escrow as early as mid-2021, begin construction soon after, and open Gaylord Pacific as early as 2024.

In addition to constructing the first and only world-class hotel and convention center in the South Bay, the ultimate bayfront project also includes new public parks and other public recreation and amenities, habitat restoration, and public infrastructure.

See attached flyer or click here or information about registering for the virtual workshop.

The City of Chula Vista is located at the center of one of the richest cultural, economic and environmentally diverse zones in the United States. It is the second-largest City in San Diego County with a population of 270,000. Chula Vista boasts more than 50 square miles with coastal landscape, rolling hills, 65 parks, a marina, and miles of trails. Chula Vista is a leader in conservation and renewable energy, has outstanding public schools, and has been named one of the top safest cities in the country. Established neighborhoods, contemporary communities, corporations, a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and historic downtown all contribute to Chula Vista’s attraction for both families and businesses. A promising future includes implementing smart city technology citywide, developing the 500-acre Chula Vista Bayfront, and planning for a new university on 375 acres.

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.

About Port of San Diego Waterfront Development

Port of San Diego Waterfront Development contributes to the continuous prosperity of the local economy.

From Real Estate to Aquaculture and Blue Tech, the Port invests in major redevelopment and community infrastructure, so businesses in our region have the opportunity to stay competitive in the global marketplace.