Port of San Diego Invites Public to Provide Feedback on Discussion Draft of Port Master Plan Update
Contact: Brianne Mundy Page, 619.348.1518, firstname.lastname@example.org
Series of Community Discussions on the Future of the San Diego Bay to be Announced
As part of the Port of San Diego’s robust public outreach efforts for its Integrated Planning initiative, the public is invited to review and provide written comment on the Discussion Draft of the Port Master Plan Update (PMPU). The Discussion Draft is available for a 90-day review period ending on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
The PMPU Discussion Draft includes and addresses allowable uses and activities, future development, and management of water and land within the Port’s jurisdiction by providing a mix of goals, policies and standards supported by written narratives, figures and tables. It is a major milestone for the Integrated Planning effort and includes the previously accepted Integrated Planning Vision, as well as the refined goals and policy concepts drafted with review and input by the public, stakeholders and Board of Port Commissioners over the past several years.
The Discussion Draft is available for review here and will be presented to the Board of Port Commissioners at a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Hard copies of the Discussion Draft are also available at the District Clerk’s Office located at 3165 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101. Comments on the Discussion Draft will only be accepted in writing and should be submitted to PMPU@portofsandiego.org or mailed to the Port of San Diego, Attn: Planning Department, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, 92101.
Often referred to as “the future of the Port,” this initiative will guide the future of approximately 6,000 acres of water and land within the Port’s jurisdiction along the San Diego Bay waterfront. The Port began a series of public outreach events in 2017 focused on the drafting of the PMPU to ensure public feedback was thoroughly incorporated in the discussion and drafting of the document. Reviewing and commenting on the Discussion Draft is another opportunity for the public to provide input on this comprehensive update to the Port Master Plan before environmental review is conducted pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act and review by the California Coastal Commission.
The public will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the Port’s planning staff to help navigate the Discussion Draft’s contents and the process for providing input at upcoming community discussion events which will be scheduled during the 90-day review period. Titled “The Future of San Diego Bay: A Community Discussion,” the events will be hosted at several locations throughout San Diego County to provide input opportunities for all those who enjoy San Diego Bay. Additional details about these events will be forthcoming.
Once the review period closes, Port staff will address comments and may further revise the document, as needed, before presenting an updated draft to the Board and public.
Sign up to receive more information about the PMPU, including dates for the upcoming community discussion sessions, at portofsandiego.org/pmpu.
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 the Integrated Planning Port Master Plan Update
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 2013, the Port has hosted nearly 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, now undergoing a 90-day public review period until July 31, 2019.