Sweetwater Park Update

First, the Port of San Diego hopes you and your families are healthy and well during this global health and economic crisis. Prioritizing the health and well-being of the public, our partners, and Port employees and their families, we want you to know we are doing our part to minimize the spread of and exposure to COVID-19 while continuing to support our partners and provide public services. See more at portofsandiego.org/covid19.

Second, while navigating these tough times, the Chula Vista Bayfront Project is also a priority and we are marching forward. In fact, we have some progress to report. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 14 at 1 p.m., the Board of Port Commissioners will be consider approving a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) for the future Sweetwater Park planned for the northern portion of the project area near E Street and Bay Boulevard. Sweetwater Park is meant to be a passive park focusing on the environment and natural resources of the area. Through the design process, which has included community outreach and extensive public and stakeholder input, proposed features for the park include:

  • Meadows and specialty gardens
  • Mounded grasslands
  • Nature playground
  • Picnic area
  • Various pedestrian and bicycle paths – some with paved and others with softer surfaces
  • Sand dunes
  • Multiple overlooks for bayfront viewing

The CDP approval item is on the consent calendar. To view the agenda and/or to watch the meeting, click here. If approved, and with completion of financing for the Gaylord Pacific resort hotel and convention center, which includes funding for Sweetwater Park and other public infrastructure and amenities, future Board action will authorize the award of the construction contract.

For more information about the Chula Vista Bayfront Project, please visit portofsandiego.org/chulavistabayfront.

Thank you and we hope you are staying healthy and well!

Chula Vista Bayfront Project Team

P.S. Thanks to everyone that filled out our branding survey! More to come on that soon!
P.P.S. We’re making progress on the future Harbor Park, too! Stay tuned!

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