Port Commission to hear updates on plans for Chula Vista, Shelter Island, Harbor Island

Posted at 8:50 AM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 11:50:49-05

Commissioners for the Unified Port of San Diego will get another look, Tuesday, at plans to revitalize three ares of the harbor: the Chula Vista Bayfront, Harbor Island and Shelter Island.

Of the three, the Bayfront plans provide the most splash.

THe commission is already more than a decade into plans to revitalize the entire Chula Vista Bayfront, adding a hotel and convention center, a new RV park, retail, restaurants, housing and improved walking/biking paths.

"The economy is perfect for this type of development," says Commissioner Ann Moore.

The Port chose a developer for the RV Park in April. It will be called "Costa Vista." Construction will begin as soon as the lease on the current Chula Vista RV Resort expires.

In June, the Port and the City of Chula Vista signed a deal with developer RIDA to build a billion dollar hotel and convention center. Construction on that could begin in 2019. It will be managed by Gaylord Hotels.

Construction on the development is expected to bring in 10,000 jobs and $2.8 billion Dollars. Once it's completed, the port expects the Bayfront to add 20,000 permanent jobs and $2.1 billion dollars per year.

Plans for Shelter Island and Harbor Island show improved trails, parking, restaurants and more. You can download the plans by clicking here.