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Waterfront Development

Port of San Diego Seeks Public Review and Input Ahead of Environmental Review of Proposed Seaport San Diego Redevelopment

Public Review Period Closes October 16, Includes Two Public Scoping Meetings

The Port of San Diego is seeking public review and input on what to study as part of the environmental review process for the proposed Seaport San Diego redevelopment.

In 2016, the Board of Port Commissioners selected the 1HWY1 development team to redevelop a large portion of the Central Embarcadero including Seaport Village, Tuna Harbor, Embarcadero Marina Park North, and Ruocco Park. 1HWY1 is proposing a mix of uses including extensive plazas, parks and promenades; piers and marinas; hospitality, retail and restaurants; commercial fishing uses; multiple visitor attractions; an urban beach; and educational uses. The proposed project covers approximately 39 acres of land and 63 acres of water.

The Port of San Diego is the lead agency in preparing the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed redevelopment project. As the first step, the Port has issued a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft EIR. The document and attached materials include the project description, location, and an initial study of the possible environmental effects of the proposed project, and proposed scope of the EIR. More information, including the NOP and conceptual renderings are available at

During the current 33-day review period, the Port is holding two public scoping meetings:

  • In person: Wednesday, September 27, 5 p.m. at the Port of San Diego Administration Building at 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Virtual: Thursday, September 28, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom – click here for link (Meeting Passcode: 561630, Webinar ID: 925 2036 7342)

Written comments regarding environmental concerns will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2023, and should be emailed to or mailed to: Port of San Diego, Attn: Development Services Department, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101. Please reference “Seaport San Diego Redevelopment Project” in all correspondence.

Next Steps
Environmental analysis will be performed and then an EIR will be drafted and publicly reviewed. Port staff anticipates the Draft EIR will be released for public review and comment in the fall of 2024. The timeline could change based on various factors. In parallel, staff also continues to work with 1HWY1 on project financials and feasibility. Staff anticipates this to be an ongoing process.

After the EIR is complete, the Board will consider certification of the EIR and approval of a Port Master Plan Amendment (PMPA). If the Board certifies the EIR and approves a PMPA, the PMPA would then go to the California Coastal Commission for processing and a request for certification.

Once a PMPA is certified, 1HWY1 must then get approval from the Board for Coastal Development Permit(s), at which time the Board will also be asked to approve some form of real estate agreement(s) with 1HWY1.

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.