Chula Vista, Calif. (PRWEB) November 20, 2013
More than 100 people gathered on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at Chula Vista California’s bayfront to kick off the long-awaited H Street Extension Project. The surface street extension, which will take approximately one year to complete, will create a gateway directly off Interstate 5 to a revitalized waterfront envisioned under the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan.
The ceremonial groundbreaking, hosted by the Port of San Diego and city of Chula Vista, marked the start of the $7.2 million project, approved by the Board of Port Commissioners on September 10, 2013. H Street will be extended westerly from Bay Boulevard, where it currently dead-ends, to Marina Parkway, connecting existing marinas and waterfront businesses to the main streets in western Chula Vista.
The opening of H Street continues a year of unprecedented progress on achieving the community's shared vision for the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan. In February 2013, the obsolete South Bay Power Plant was imploded in order to ready that portion of the bayfront for redevelopment.
The Chula Vista plan is fully entitled, having been unanimously approved by the California Coastal Commission in August 2012 to develop a world-class destination with hotels, residences, shops, restaurants and more than 240 acres of parks and nature preserve. It is projected to create thousands of jobs (7,000 construction; 2,200 permanent), transform the bayfront, and generate revenue for public services like police, fire protection and parks. In the project's first 20 years, it has the potential to generate approximately $1.3 billion for the regional economy, including more than $11.5 million in annual tax revenues.
About the city of Chula Vista
The city of Chula Vista is located at the center of one of the richest cultural, economic and environmentally diverse zones in the United States. It is the second-largest city in San Diego County with a population of nearly 250,000. Chula Vista boasts more than 50 square miles of coastal landscape, canyons, rolling hills, mountains, and a variety of natural resources and quality infrastructure. Established neighborhoods, contemporary communities, start-up firms, corporations, nationally recognized entertainment venues, the nation’s only warm weather Olympic Training Center, an award winning nature center and a historic downtown all contribute to Chula Vista’s attraction for both families and businesses.