DATE: May 1, 2012
TO: Board of Supervisors
SUBJECT: ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE CHULA VISTA LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM AND BAYFRONT MASTER PLAN
Overview The Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan (CVBMP) is one of the last great development opportunities on San Diego Bay and one of the largest waterfront projects in California. It was initiated in 2002 with development of a joint master plan that has been refined and certified through an environmental impact review process by the City of Chula Vista and the Port of San Diego. It is a cooperative public/private planning effort with Pacifica Companies that encompasses 556-acres and includes 200-acres of parks and open space, hotels, commercial, retail and residential development, and other public amenities.
It is anticipated that the master plan amendment will be considered by the California Coastal Commission sometime in 2012. Today’s action will put the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on record in support of the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan and the related amendments to the Local Coastal Program.
VICE CHAIRMAN GREG COX
- Adopt a Resolution of the Board of Supervisors entitled RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO IN SUPPORT OF THE CHULA VISTA LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM AND BAYFRONT MASTER PLAN.
- Direct the Chief Administrative Officer to draft a letter for the Chairman’s signature with a copy of the Resolution to the Executive Director and Chair of the California Coastal Commission, urging approval of the Chula Vista Local Coastal Program and Bayfront Master Plan.
There is no fiscal impact.
The 556-acre Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan (CVBMP) is one of the last great development opportunities on San Diego Bay and one of the largest waterfront projects in California. It will create a legacy destination that includes more than 200 acres of parks and open space with ecological buffers to protect environmentally sensitive resources, pedestrian walkways, bicycle paths, and other recreational amenities and shoreline enhancements.
The CVBMP will activate underutilized port tidelands in the City of Chula Vista and stimulate the economy with the development of hotels, restaurants and retail shops, other commercial and residential developments and marina improvements. The plan allows for a 2,000-room hotel among other smaller hotels, a convention center, 1,500 condominiums and additional office space. The Port of San Diego estimates these developments will create 7,000 construction jobs and more than 2,000 permanent jobs that when completed, will generate $11.5 million annually in tax revenue for the local economy.
The Master Plan promotes public access to the waterfront while protecting sensitive environmental habitat. Once completed, the Chula Vista Bayfront will be a world-class destination that reflects strong planning and design principles, economic prosperity, and community benefits.