San Diego Real Estate Development

Mission Bay Wetlands Redevelopment Plan Approved

After nearly two hours and dozens of public speakers, the Mission Bay Park Committee recently voted 5-3 on a finalized plan for the Mission Bay Wetlands, per the San Diego Reader. 

The plan will allow 40 acres for guest housing, 38 acres of wetland on the southern point of the peninsula, designs for water sports beach access [that don’t require combustible engines], a restaurant, and ball fields.

The decision disappointed ReWild, a group that had been asking for more wetlands to be included in the final plan. Another group left bothered by the vote were the residents of the land’s two communities, a 76-acre mobile-home lot and the 46-acre Campland by the Bay.

Citing the abundance of development approved across the entire land mass, Campland supporter Patty Sayles told the Council, “we need 100 acres, not 40.” Pacific Beach resident Scott Chipman added, “we should not do this complete redesign without considering the community. The plan reduces camping, reduces access to the shoreline. There’s no amphitheater. There’s no skateboard park. There’s no marina.”

The 18-hole golf course on the site will remain intact.

An environmental impact report is now in the process of being finished by city staff with a review not expected until early 2019. However, public comment altering the plans in any way in the future remains unclear.

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