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Port of San Diego and City of Chula Vista Invite the Public to a Design Workshop for Two Future Chula Vista Bayfront Parks

SAN DIEGO – As part of ongoing outreach efforts for the Chula Vista Bayfront project, the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista invite the public to attend a Design Workshop for the future Harbor and Sweetwater Parks, two areas that will account for more than half of the new park space planned for the Chula Vista Bayfront. 

Given their location along this treasured section of the Chula Vista Bayfront, the design of these two parks will be pivotal to guiding the look and feel of these new spaces for Chula Vista residents and regional visitors to enjoy for years to come. While each park is unique, they are connected and will offer the community a full spectrum of ways to engage with the waterfront in complementary spaces.

The Design Workshop will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at the City of Chula Vista Public Library, Civic Center Branch, located at 365 F St. in Chula Vista. 

The workshop will offer an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to provide input on how to best balance recreational wants and needs for these parks with equally important efforts to preserve Chula Vista’s natural resources for future generations. Attendees will learn about the differences between the two parks, be able to speak one-on-one with members of the design team about their priorities for each park, and complete a survey that will be used to help inform the design process. 

The parks design team is KTU+A and Jacob Petersen with Petersen Studio, who were selected for their extensive urban park and waterfront design expertise – with an emphasis on local landscape architecture and natural resource management experience. KTU+A’s award-winning, local portfolio includes the recently-completed Southcrest Trails Park in southern San Diego, the University of San Diego Paseo de Colachis and the Canyonlands City Heights Trail in San Diego. Jacob Petersen’s award-winning projects span the country – from the Waterfront Park on North Harbor Drive in San Diego to Discovery Green in Houston and Elizabeth Caruthers Park in Portland’s South Waterfront District.

This outreach process is the continuation of years of thoughtful conversation with the community and stakeholders to set guidelines for the various projects along the Chula Vista Bayfront, including more than 100 public meetings to date. The Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista are committed to a transparent and open outreach process through which community members can share their vision for these important park spaces and continue to help shape the future of the Chula Vista Bayfront. Therefore, this Design Workshop will be the first of three public outreach meetings offering the community the opportunity to help refine the design vision for the future Harbor and Sweetwater Parks. 

The Chula Vista Bayfront project envisions a vibrant, innovative destination in the San Diego region – a unique and welcoming place for people to live, work and play. When the project is complete, the public will enjoy more than 200 acres of parks, a shoreline promenade, walking trails, RV camping, shopping, dining and more. While providing long-awaited, enhanced shoreline recreation and an active commercial harbor in the South Bay, the Chula Vista Bayfront project will also establish ecological buffers to protect wildlife habitat, species and other coastal resources.

For more information or to sign up for updates, visit portofsandiego.org/chulavistabayfront.

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.