Port of SD Invites Public to Redevelopment Meeting

Jul 27, 2022

As part of ongoing public outreach efforts for the potential redevelopment of the Central Embarcadero, the Port of San Diego invites the public to an upcoming special meeting at which the Board of Port Commissioners will further discuss, receive, and listen to public and stakeholder feedback regarding 1HWY1’s proposed Seaport San Diego project. 

The special Board meeting is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022, and will take place in the Boardroom at the Port Administration Building at 3165 Pacific Highway in San Diego. The agenda, along with information on how the public can participate in the meeting, will be published here this week.

The Board of Port Commissioners selected the 1HWY1 development team after a competitive process in 2016. Since then, 1HWY1 has been refining its proposed project in response to Board, Port staff, and stakeholder feedback, due diligence findings, and input from prospective partners. 1HWY1 is proposing a mixed-use development program that includes parks, open spaces and plazas, piers, walkways, beaches, nature trails, shared streets, and public rooftop; hotels at various service levels and price points; an event center; a “Blue Tech Innovation Center” block made up of an aquarium, blue tech office space, and an observation tower; fish processing plant; parks, restaurants, retail, and more.

On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, during the Board of Port Commissioners’ regular monthly meeting, Port staff and 1HWY1 presented a draft preliminary Seaport San Diego project description to the Board and the public. Port staff collected feedback from the Board, the public, and stakeholders and has worked with 1HWY1 on changes to the project description. As part of the July 21 Special Board Meeting, Port staff and the 1HWY1 team will be presenting an updated draft preliminary project description to the Board for further feedback and direction to Port staff. The public and stakeholders may also provide comments on the project description at this time. 

The Central Embarcadero is a prime site on the San Diego Bay waterfront and includes Seaport Village and surrounding areas between the Manchester Grand Hyatt and USS Midway. There are many steps to go with 1HWY1 before the Seaport San Diego project can move on to the construction phase, including various future Board actions and approvals over the next several years related to items such as environmental review, financing, and leasing. 

The Port appreciates the public’s interest and engagement as the due diligence, design, and the entitlement and permitting process for the proposed Seaport San Diego project continues.

For more information and to sign up to receive updates, go to portofsandiego.org/centralembarcadero.