Governor Brown signs bill to advance Chula Vista Bayfront Project

Posted at 4:51 PM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 19:54:22-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - Legislation needed to advance the Chula Vista Bayfront Project was signed Friday by Governor Jerry Brown.

Assembly Bill 2646 authorizes the transfer of a 97-acre parcel of land in Chula Vista to the San Diego Unified Port District. The State Lands Commission requires the land be used as open space and promote public access to the coast.

The Chula Vista Bayfront Project will include a resort, convention center, parks, RV park, and shoreline recreation areas.

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“Revitalizing the Chula Vista Bayfront has a wide-ranging benefits for the South Bay and the entire San Diego region and I’m so honored to continue playing a part in advancing it,” said Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, who authored the bill. “Even today, the Chula Vista Bayfront project faces some uphill challenges, but I’m proud to see this constructive piece of the puzzle move forward.”

The Chula Vista Bayfront Project has been in the works for almost 30 years. It is expected to create 20,000 permanent jobs and generate $2.1 billion in annual revenue, according to the assemblywoman’s office.