CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - The plan for the Chula Vista Bayfront is to transform it into a haven perfect for tourists, and the first phase in making that happen began Thursday morning with the groundbreaking of two projects.
The Costa Vista RV Resort and the Sweetwater Path will be the first projects for the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan to be completed. The goal is to turn unused land along the water into a major tourist destination, and the master plan is set to have the area redeveloped from Bay Boulevard to E Street.
"It's going to be a big economic boom for the whole South Bay region," said Port Commissioner Anne Moore. "It's going to be millions of into the local economy as well as thousands of jobs that it's going to provide."
The 535-acre Bayfront Master Plan has been in the works for the last 10 years. Funding was approved last year.
The Costa Vista RV Resort is going to be built at E Street and Bay Boulevard. The $55 million project will include spaces for 246 RVs, swimming pools, a gym, and a picnic area.
The second project, the Sweetwater Path, is a multi-use bike and pedestrian pathway along the bayfront. It will wind through the future Sweetwater Park, bayside, and the location of the RV resort.
"It's going to be a resort center that people can come to from all over the country to visit."
The RV resort is expected to be completed in summer 2020. The Sweetwater Path is scheduled to be completed in the spring.