Port of San Diego and City of Chula Vista Invite the Public to Next Phase of Design Workshops for Chula Vista Bayfront Parks
Contact: Brianne Mundy Page, 619.348.1518, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the second phase of ongoing outreach efforts for the future Harbor and Sweetwater Parks on the Chula Vista Bayfront, the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista invite the public to attend two Design Workshops to review and provide input on design options for the two parks.
The future Harbor and Sweetwater Parks will account for more than half of the new park space planned for the Chula Vista Bayfront and, given their location, their design 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 will be unique, they will be connected and will offer the community a full spectrum of ways to engage with the waterfront in complementary spaces.
In order to allow for a complete discussion of each park space, workshops will be hosted separately for Harbor Park and Sweetwater Park.
Harbor Park Design Workshop
The Harbor Park Design Workshop will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the
Sweetwater Park Design Workshop
The Sweetwater Park Design Workshop will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at the
These Design Workshops are the second phase of a three-part public outreach process providing the community the opportunity to help guide the design vision for the future Harbor and Sweetwater Parks. Each workshop will begin with a presentation on the feedback gathered in the fall of 2018 from the first Design Workshop and community survey, how that feedback was incorporated into the design options for each park and the features of each design option. Attendees will then have an opportunity to provide input that will be used to create a final design. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend both workshops. Following each workshop, a survey will be posted online at allowing for additional feedback opportunities.
The parks’ design teams, KTU+A and Jacob Petersen with Petersen Studio, 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.
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.
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ABOUT THE CITY OF CHULA VISTA
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 268,000. Chula Vista boasts more than 50 square miles of coastal landscape, rolling hills, mountains, 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, startups, corporations, entertainment venues, 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 535-acre Chula Vista Bayfront, and planning for a new university on 385 acres. Visit chulavistaca.gov.
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.