RESCHEDULED: Port of San Diego and City of Chula Vista to Hold Second Design Workshop for the Chula Vista Bayfront’s Future Sweetwater Park on March 20, 2019
Contact: Brianne Mundy Page, 619.348.1518, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the second phase of ongoing outreach efforts for the future Harbor and Sweetwater Parks on the Chula Vista Bayfront, the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista invite the public to attend a second Design Workshop to review and provide input on design options for Sweetwater Park.
The Sweetwater Park Design Workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the City of Chula Vista Public Library, Civic Center Branch, located at 365 F St. in Chula Vista. (Note: this workshop was originally scheduled for January 29, 2019.)
The Port and the City are conducting a three-part public outreach process to provide the community the opportunity to help guide the design vision for the future Harbor and Sweetwater Parks. The first Design Workshop for both parks was held in September 2018 at which the public provided feedback on what amenities and activities they prefer for each park. For the second phase, a separate workshop was scheduled for each park to allow for adequate time to review and discuss design options for each space. The second Harbor Park workshop was held on January 10 and the second Sweetwater Park workshop is scheduled for March 20, as noted above. For the third phase, one final
The future Harbor and Sweetwater Parks will account for more than half of the new park space planned for the Chula Vista Bayfront and, given their locations, their designs will be pivotal to guiding the look and feel of these new spaces for Chula Vista residents and regional visitors to enjoy for years to come. While each park will be unique, they will be connected and will offer the community a full spectrum of ways to engage with the waterfront in complementary spaces.
- Harbor Park will provide signature amenities, recreational opportunities and programming in its much larger available acreage.
- Sweetwater Park will connect visitors with the bayfront’s natural resources and provide environmental educational opportunities and family/child-oriented recreational exploration.
The parks’ design teams, KTU+A and Jacob Petersen with Petersen Studio, were selected for their extensive urban park and waterfront design expertise – with an emphasis on local landscape architecture and natural resource management experience. KTU+A’s award-winning, local portfolio includes the recently-completed Southcrest Trails Park in southern San Diego, the University of San Diego Paseo de Colachis and the Canyonlands City Heights Trail in San Diego. Jacob Petersen’s award-winning projects span the country – from the Waterfront Park on North Harbor Drive in San Diego to Discovery Green in Houston and Elizabeth Caruthers Park in Portland’s South Waterfront District.
This outreach process is the continuation of years of thoughtful conversation with the community and stakeholders to set guidelines for the various projects along the Chula Vista Bayfront, including more than 100 public meetings to date. The Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista are committed to a transparent and open outreach process through which community members can share their vision for these important park spaces and continue to help shape the future of the Chula Vista Bayfront.
The Chula Vista Bayfront project envisions a vibrant, innovative destination in the San Diego region – a unique and welcoming place for people to live, work and play. When the project is complete, the public will enjoy more than 200 acres of parks, a shoreline promenade, walking and biking trails, RV camping, shopping, dining and more. While providing long-awaited, enhanced shoreline recreation and an active commercial harbor in the South Bay, the Chula Vista Bayfront project will also establish ecological buffers to protect wildlife habitat, species and other coastal resources. The public is encouraged to sign up for updates at
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