Chula Vista, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2012
In collaboration with the city of Chula Vista, the Port of San Diego launched a new website to provide accurate, detailed information about the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan(CVBMP) project. CVBayfront.com is intended to provide easy access to key information about the project. It identifies key supporters, milestones achieved, and local and regional benefits and opportunities. The information at CVBayfront.com is supported by official master plan documentation and other technical reports on the Port of San Diego and City of Chula Vista websites.
To further engage residents, the Port also launched Facebook and Twitter to provide another way for residents and others to receive current information about the project. Together, these new components will provide a comprehensive understanding of the CVBMP and its progress toward approval by the California Coastal Commission.
“As this important project moves closer to becoming a reality, we recognized the need for an engaging, useful website that meets the needs of both those just learning about the Bayfront Plan and those who have been involved with the project for years,” said Port of San Diego Commissioner Ann Moore. “We'll keep everyone informed on the project's progress with regular updates to the website and through Facebook and Twitter postings.”
The CVBMP was jointly developed by the Port of San Diego, the City of Chula Vista and Pacifica Companies, and transforms 556 acres of underutilized industrial property on the waterfront into a thriving world-class residential and resort destination on San Diego Bay. It is the result of an extensive planning process with input from a Citizens Advisory Committee and more than 100 public meetings. It provides greater balance between industrial and recreational opportunities in the South Bay. More than 40 percent of the project area is dedicated to parks, open space and habitat restoration/preservation.
Not only does the project offer new recreational opportunities, it also creates and sustains new jobs and business opportunities, and will provide a much-needed economic boost to the region. In the project’s first 20 years, it will generate approximately $1.3 billion for the regional economy, including more than $11.5 million in annual tax revenues.
“Momentum for the bayfront plan is building, following unanimous approval of the finance agreement earlier this month by the Board of Port Commissioners and the Chula Vista City Council,” said Chula Vista City Manager Jim Sandoval. “It has taken 10 years to get us to this point and it is good to see how the partnership between the Port and City, coupled with broad community support continues to move us closer to the ultimate goal. I commend the staff on both sides for their outstanding work.”
About the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan
At 556 acres, the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan (CVBMP) will transform Chula Vista’s underused industrial bayfront landscape into a thriving residential and world-class waterfront resort destination. The Plan will establish thousands of new jobs, create new public parks, protect natural coastal resources, provide conference and visitor-serving amenities and build an important asset for the San Diego region, the South Bay, Chula Vista residents and coastal visitors. The CVBMP is the result of a decade-long joint planning effort by a broad coalition of stakeholders, the Port of San Diego, the City of Chula Vista and Pacifica Companies. The Plan represents the last significant development opportunity in Southern California and is anticipated to be considered by the California Coastal Commission in summer 2012.
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.