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Review of Chula Vista Development Cost $600,000

That revised, updated environmental report for the Chula Vista bay front cost the Port of San Diego about $600,000, and took about 17 months to prepare, the port said on May 27.

A draft report released two years ago generated 58 comment letters from interested organizations, individuals and government agencies. The letters totaled more than 700 pages.

To ensure all the questions and comments were appropriately answered, the port asked Dudek & Associates to do another draft report, which the port district released May 23. The revision consists of 10,069 pages.

The majority of the comments and questions came from two sources: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Environmental Health Coalition, the port said.

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Both groups have stated opposition to the main development project that triggered the initial environmental report, a combined 2,000-room hotel and convention center by Gaylord Entertainment estimated to cost about $1 billion.

Gaylord and officials from the port and Chula Vista are still negotiating over details of the project, but have an agreement by the latter parties to invest about $300 million for the necessary infrastructure.

The revised report is available for review at the port district clerk’s office at 3165 Pacific Highway in San Diego, or at Chula Vista’s three libraries, the main library in downtown San Diego, and the county library in Chula Vista.

, Mike Allen

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