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Update: Port of San Diego Continues to Import Soil to Chula Vista Bayfront for Future Construction

The Port of San Diego has finished importing soil to the future site of the planned resort hotel and convention center on the Chula Vista Bayfront and is now importing soil to the future site of the new RV resort to be located at E Street and Bay Boulevard near the Living Coast Discovery Center. The soil is needed to improve drainage and reduce impacts to the City of Chula Vista’s wastewater treatment infrastructure. The Port requests and appreciates patience from the public and businesses in the area as truck traffic ramps up during this important project. 

Trucks have begun transporting soil to the area via the E Street exit from southbound Interstate 5. The trucks will operate between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday during two time periods, the first of which is underway and is anticipated to go through late November. The second time period is anticipated for mid-January to late February 2019. Visitors to the Living Coast Discovery Center will not be affected and will still be able to visit the center by parking in the regular designated lot and taking the shuttle to the center.

The future RV resort is being developed by Sun Communities, Inc. It will be called the Costa Vista RV Resort and will feature a total of 246 RV stalls, including traditional RV stalls and RV park models. RV park models are unique, trailer-type units which will be located onsite to provide additional accommodation options for recreation, camping or seasonal use. 

Additional features of the Costa Vista RV Resort will include a variety of RV park amenities such as a children’s play pool and a family pool, a day spa and salon, workout facilities, a restaurant, business center, picnic areas with outdoor grills, entertainment arcade and game room, a protected dog area and more. Construction is anticipated to start in Spring 2019 and be completed in early 2020.

Additionally, grading activities continue just southeast of H Street and Marina Parkway. The site is known as South Campus and was formerly occupied by Rohr Industries. Demolition work was conducted between June and August. Grading activities began in September and are anticipated to continue into January. Equipment and trucks will enter the bayfront from southbound Interstate 5 via J Street to Marina Parkway and will exit the bayfront via Marina Parkway to H Street.

The Chula Vista Bayfront resort hotel and convention center will be constructed between H and G Streets west of Marina Parkway. It will be developed by RIDA Chula Vista, LLC and operated by Gaylord Hotels, the large convention hotel brand of Marriott International. It will include approximately 1,600 hotel rooms, 275,000 usable square feet of convention and meeting space and associated retail and resort-level amenities such as restaurant/bar/lounge facilities, recreational facilities, a spa, a pool with a lazy river, bike and boat rentals and more. 

Construction on public infrastructure improvements associated with the hotel project could get underway as soon as 2019, which includes additional site preparation, building access roads and new public streets (portions of E, G and H Streets), providing utility services and building the new Harbor Park.

The resort hotel and convention center and the RV resort are two of the first projects to get underway as part of the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan (CVBMP), a decade-long joint planning effort by the Port, the City of Chula Vista and a broad coalition of stakeholders. The CVBMP was collaboratively planned through extensive public outreach that included more than 100 community meetings and resulted in a comprehensive Environmental Impact Report and Port Master Plan Amendment, which was approved by the Board of Port Commissioners in May 2010 and certified by the California Coastal Commission in August 2012. When complete, the public will enjoy more than 200 acres of parks, a shoreline promenade, walking trails, RV camping, shopping, dining and more. The CVBMP also establishes ecological buffers to protect wildlife habitat, species and other coastal resources.

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.