Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Port of San Diego Approves Coastal Development Permit

By Karen Robes Meeks

The development of a park on San Diego Bay’s Chula Vista waterfront moved forward recently when harbor leaders at the Port of San Diego approved a Coastal Development Permit for the future Sweetwater Park.

To be located near E Street and Bay Boulevard, the proposed park would be an open space with meadows and specialty garden, walkways and bike paths and other features to complement the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.

“The parks that are being designed and planned, including Sweetwater Park, will give us the long-awaited, enhanced shoreline recreation and active commercial harbor we’ve wanted for quite some time in the South Bay,” said Chair Ann Moore, Chula Vista’s representative on the Board of Port Commissioners. “Sweetwater Park, specifically, will allow us to appreciate nature on our bayfront, while also protecting the wildlife habitat, species, and our precious coastal resources.”

Sweetwater Park is one of two parks in the design stage for the Chula Vista Bayfront Project.