San Diego Business Journal

Port District Seeks Public Input on 50-Year Vision Plan for Bay

By Lou Hirsh Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Port of San Diego has scheduled two community workshops, where residents and business operators can give input on the port district’s 50-year vision plan, guiding future land and water uses at San Diego Bay.

The workshops are set for 6-8 p.m. Feb. 18 at B Street Cruise Ship Terminal, 1140 N. Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego; and 6-8 p.m. Feb. 19 at Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F St. in Chula Vista. RSVP and other information is at portforall.org.

Port officials are in the midst of an initial visioning phase, as part of a multiyear project that will result in a new port district master plan. The plan will impact what gets built on the nearly 6,000 acres of land and water overseen by the port district over the next half-century.

The local port is the fourth-largest in California. The port district’s jurisdiction spans five local cities, with more than 600 businesses operating on waterfront land under leases with the agency.

The current master plan dates back more than 30 years and has been updated over the years through piecemeal amendments.