South Bay residents get an idea of massive bayfront development

Pacifica releases artist's vision for bayfront
Posted at 5:36 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 21:28:43-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - South Bay residents were given a better idea of what Chula Vista’s bayfront will look like in the next 20 years. 

The Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce hosted an informational meeting Wednesday to update residents on progress on the 550-acre development.

The anchor for the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan is a $1 billion resort hotel and convention center to be built by Houston-based RIDA Development. The current Chula Vista RV Park will move a little more than a mile away to make way for construction.

The Port of San Diego is finalizing plans to replace it with the new Costa Vista RV Park.

Pacifica unveiled more information for its Amara Bay development near the RIDA Development. Construction on the streets around Amara Bay is expected to begin in 2018. The finished project could take 20 years to complete but could include 1,500 condos, 420,000 square feet of commercial space, and a 250-room hotel.

Those are the two largest announced projects for the 550-acre development on Chula Vista’s western edge.

"It’s the biggest coastal property that’s open for development [on the West Coast]," Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas said. "We’ve had inquiries from Mexican developers, from Japanese developers. There’s a great deal of interest."