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Port of San Diego Announces New Public Outreach Opportunity on the Future of San Diego Bay

The Port of San Diego invites the public to an additional community discussion event regarding the future of San Diego Bay and the surrounding waterfront, as proposed through the Port Master Plan Update (PMPU) Discussion Draft. This event will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2019 near the Port’s Shelter Island planning district and will focus on questions and concerns raised by the adjacent residential community.

Event details: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2019, Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida De Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106. Note: Parking at the venue is limited. Additional public parking will be available in the two nearby parking lots on either side of Anchorage Lane directly off Shelter Island Drive, as well as at the meters along Anchorage Lane. Meters will not require payment after 5 p.m. on August 28 only to accommodate public parking for this meeting. Alternatively, the public is encouraged to carpool or walk if the venue is within walking distance from home or work.

In April 2019, the Discussion Draft of the PMPU was released for a 90-day public review period, a major milestone for the Port’s Integrated Planning effort. The draft document includes and addresses allowable uses and activities, future development, and management of water and land within the Port’s jurisdiction on San Diego Bay by providing a mix of goals, policies and standards supported by written narratives, figures and tables. The goals and policy concepts in the document were drafted with review and input by the public, stakeholders and the Board of Port Commissioners since 2013. 

During the 90-day review period, which concluded on July 31, 2019, the Port received nearly 3,000 written comments via email and mailed letters with input from agencies, organizations, and community members – many of which came from the community adjacent to the Port’s Shelter Island planning district. To uphold the Port’s commitment to robust public engagement during the PMPU process, the Port is hosting an additional public event in this area to hear directly from the community and focus on the planning district’s policies and standards.

This event is a continuation of the community discussion series, titled - “The Future of San Diego Bay: A Community Discussion,” which occurred in June 2019. As the Port begins updating the draft, there will be additional opportunities for public review and feedback, including community meetings, Board meetings and Board workshops.

To learn more about the PMPU process and to see announcements for upcoming public meetings, please visit

If you would like to be added to the PMPU email notification list, please sign up here and check the “Integrated Planning/Port Master Plan Update” box at the bottom of the “sign up” form. Being on the PMPU notification list provides email notification of upcoming PMPU community meetings and Board meetings. We invite and encourage the public to attend and participate in upcoming events to continue to help shape this master plan.



Launched in 2013, Integrated Planning will ensure a holistic, thoughtful and balanced approach to future land and water uses on San Diego Bay for generations to come, codified in a Port Master Plan Update. The Port has prioritized community outreach and engagement through numerous public events, stakeholder involvement opportunities and public meetings of the Board of Port Commissioners. Since 2013, the Port has hosted more than 50 public meetings and events, including Board meetings and workshops, where members of the public and stakeholders engaged with and provided feedback to Port staff and Commissioners on the PMPU process, proposed land and water uses, goals and policy concepts for the PMPU. The award-winning outreach associated with this initiative continues with the Discussion Draft of the PMPU, which just completed a 90-day public review period.


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.