Port of San Diego Invites Public to Board Workshop on Future Planning for the North Embarcadero
Contact: Brianne Mundy Page, 619.348.1518, firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing robust public outreach efforts for its Integrated Planning Port Master Plan Update (PMPU) process, the Port of San Diego invites the public to an upcoming Board Workshop to further discuss and listen to public and stakeholder feedback regarding future planning for the North Embarcadero area known as “San Diego’s front porch.”
The Board Workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2019, and will be held at the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101. This workshop will continue discussion of the North Embarcadero that began with a public survey released in December, an Open House on January 30, and a Board Workshop on February 12. The North Embarcadero is where cruise ships dock and boasts landmarks including the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum. The area is also home to the future Brigantine Portside Pier restaurant development, which is currently under construction.
A future workshop to be scheduled in March will focus on the Central Embarcadero and baywide commercial fishing policy concepts.
These workshops are among a series of public events that began in 2017 to include Board, public, and stakeholder feedback in the discussion and drafting of the PMPU, the culmination of the Port’s Integrated Planning initiative. Often referred to as “the future of the Port,” this initiative will guide the future of approximately 6,000 acres of land and water within the Port’s jurisdiction along the San Diego Bay waterfront.
Launched in 2013, Integrated Planning will ensure a holistic, thoughtful, and balanced approach to future land and water uses 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 2017, the Port has hosted 19 public meetings of the Board of Port Commissioners and Open House events 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 workshops and award-winning outreach associated with this initiative continues with the Discussion Draft of the PMPU anticipated to be released for public review in April 2019.
Sign up to receive more information about the PMPU at portofsandiego.org/integrated-planning.
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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.