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Port of San Diego Invites Public to Take Survey on Future Embarcadero Amenities and Attend December 18 Board Workshop on Port Master Plan Update

As part of the Port of San Diego’s Integrated Planning outreach, the public is invited to take a new survey that will help guide priorities for future amenities in the Embarcadero area of San Diego’s waterfront. Information collected through the survey will be used in developing policies within the Port Master Plan Update (PMPU).

The survey will be available until January 31, 2019 and can be completed here:

The PMPU is a policy document that will set a blueprint for the next 50 years of development across 6,000 acres of land and water, including the highly visible and popular Embarcadero area that serves as “San Diego’s front porch.” The Port is seeking feedback on the public’s preferred uses for the Embarcadero, specifically the North and Central Embarcadero, because of the great interest both residents and visitors have in this highly visible area. The Embarcadero is where cruise ships dock and boasts landmarks including the USS Midway Museum, the Maritime Museum, Seaport Village, The Fish Market restaurant, The Headquarters, and others. In addition to its prominent place on the waterfront of downtown San Diego, the Embarcadero is a hub for the commercial fishing industry and its open-air seafood market, Tuna Harbor Dockside Market. Currently under construction is The Brigantine’s Portside Pier restaurant development, which is scheduled to open in 2019.

Through the survey, the Port hopes to learn about the public’s preferences to help prioritize the placement of future amenities in the development of the PMPU. Potential amenities could include, but are not limited to: park space, public art, seating areas, retail and other businesses, and ways of engaging with the bay. Survey questions also explore attitudes about public parking, driving and other ways of getting around the waterfront.

The public is also invited to attend an upcoming PMPU workshop of the Board of Port Commissioners. Details of the upcoming public meeting:

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018: As part of a special meeting with multiple items on the agenda, the Board of Port Commissioners will hear a presentation and provide direction to staff on next steps in completing the PMPU. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. in the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92101.

The Port’s Integrated Planning initiative is ongoing. The Port of San Diego has prioritized community outreach and engagement since the beginning of its Integrated Planning initiative in 2013, with numerous public events, stakeholder involvement opportunities and public meetings of the Board of Port Commissioners. The Integrated Planning initiative will culminate in the PMPU, which is currently being drafted. Continuing the award-winning outreach associated with this initiative, in 2017 the Port hosted 12 public Board Workshops and Open House events, where members of the public and stakeholders engaged with Port staff and Commissioners on the goals and policy concepts. The workshops and outreach have continued during 2018, as several policy topics were noted for needing additional discussion and feedback.

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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.