Cox, who has served since 2006 as mayor of San Diego County’s second largest city, briefed PSAR members on recent developments about the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan, a 535-acre waterfront property. In coming months, potential developers will be identified as viable candidates for the planned convention-oriented resort hotel that would anchor future commercial development of the Chula Vista waterfront.
She also discussed plans for the 375-acre University and Innovation District in the southeastern part of the city, which is earmarked for a four-year university presence and technology-related businesses. Mayor Cox also touched on emerging transit projects that will serve the South Bay through the development of a Bus Rapid Transit system, a second international border crossing at Otay Mesa and the $700 million freeway project now under construction, connecting state Route 905 and a stretch of new highway from I-905 east to Enrico Fermi Drive.
PSAR members also were interested about McMillin Companies’ multi-billion-dollar Millenia project, located just east of SR125 at Birch Road. The planned 210-acre community is to include about 3,000 multi-family residences, two million square feet of office space on 30 acres, 1.5 million square feet of retail, hospitality, civic and mixed-use projects. Population is projected to reach 8,500 in about 20 years.