San Diego, CA - As part of the Port of San Diego’s robust public outreach efforts for its Integrated Planning Port Master Plan Update (PMPU) process, the public is invited to two upcoming Board Workshops during which the Board of Port Commissioners will discuss future planning for the Embarcadero area known as “San Diego’s front porch.” These workshops are among a series of public events that began in 2017 to include public feedback in the discussion and drafting of the PMPU. Often referred to as “the future of the Port,” this initiative will guide the future of approximately 6,000 acres of land and water within the Port’s jurisdiction along the San Diego Bay waterfront.

The Board Workshops are being held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (regular Board meeting to follow at 1 p.m.) and at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101.

The Embarcadero is where cruise ships dock and boasts landmarks including the USS Midway Museum, the Maritime Museum, Seaport Village, The Fish Market restaurant, The Headquarters, and others. In addition to its prominent place on the waterfront of downtown San Diego, the Embarcadero is a hub for the commercial fishing industry and its open-air seafood market, Tuna Harbor Dockside Market. The area is also home to the future Brigantine Portside Pier restaurant development, which is currently under construction.

The Port is seeking feedback on the public’s preferred uses for the Embarcadero, specifically North and Central Embarcadero, because of the great interest both residents and visitors have in this highly visible area. The feedback will be used in developing policies within the PMPU, the culmination of the Port’s Integrated Planning initiative, which is currently being drafted.

Launched in 2013, Integrated Planning will ensure a holistic, thoughtful, and balanced approach to future land and water uses for generations to come, codified in a Port Master Plan Update. The Port has prioritized community outreach and engagement through numerous public events, stakeholder involvement opportunities and public meetings of the Board of Port Commissioners. In 2017 and 2018, the Port hosted 17 public meetings of the Board of Port Commissioners and Open House events where members of the public and stakeholders engaged with Port staff and Commissioners on the goals and policy concepts. The workshops and award-winning outreach associated with this initiative continues into 2019, as several policy topics were noted for needing additional discussion and feedback.