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Port of San Diego and City of Chula Vista to Reschedule January 29 Design Workshop for the Future Sweetwater Park

The second Design Workshop for the future Sweetwater Park, originally scheduled for January 29, is being postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. The Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista anticipate announcing a future date for the second Sweetwater Park workshop soon and anticipate holding a final Design Workshop in the Spring, as planned, for both Sweetwater and Harbor Parks.

The second Design Workshop for the future Harbor Park was held on January 10, 2019. The public is welcome and encouraged to view the presentation and take the survey at

The future Sweetwater and Harbor 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.

The Port and the City are conducting a three-part public outreach process to provide the community the opportunity to help guide the design vision for the future Harbor and Sweetwater Parks. 

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. The public is encouraged to sign up for updates at

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

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.