The Public Infrastructure Project “North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Phase 1” (NEVP) is one of the last major urban waterfront redevelopement opportunities in North America, this is taking place by San Diego Harbor in the Columbia District in Downtown San Diego in the Winter of 2009.
A permit for the first phase of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan was approved at the July 2009 Board of Port Commissioners meeting. The first phase includes the area on Harbor Drive from the Navy Pier to the B Street Pier and a portion of West Broadway from the railroad tracks just past Pacific Highway, to the intersection of Harbor Drive.
Designed to showcase the San Diego waterfront as a place for “urban gradeur,” the NEVP will:
- Enhance and sustain a dynamic and diverse waterfront and benefit Downtown San Diego Condo and Downtown San Diego Loft home owners, residents, visitors and businessess
- Protect and inprive environmental conditions of San Diego Bay
- Provide public improvements as amenities to eliminate blighting conditions and mobilize private developement dollars in construction of public improvements
- Create green open spaces, contributing to the residential environment of San Diego Downtown’s urban environment
- The result of mulitjurisdictional cooperation and planning efforts codified in 1997
- Project is jointly planned and funded by the City of San Diego, CCDC and the Unified Port of San Diego
- Project area is one mile in length and 1/4 mile wide (four times as long as the Prado in Balboa Park)
- Creates a 100-ft wide continous esplanade along the water’s edge
- Constructs unique and effective stormwater conveyance and treatment systems
- Fully coordinated with future, adjacent private and public developement projects
- Includes the construction or enhancement of all public right of way whitin the project’s limit
To read more about “The North Embarcadero Visionary Plan” please visit Port of San Diego.