By Jennifer Van Grove, The San Diego Union-Tribune - Don’t forget about Seaport Village. That’s the message the Port of San Diego, which owns the 14-acre site, hopes to convey to the public through millions in right-here, right-now upgrades to the dated, waterfront retail center.
Tuesday, the Board of Port Commissioners voted unanimously to spend more than $2 million on overdue site work, improvements to the village’s open spaces and a variety of entertainment features. The immediate allowances come as developer 1HWY1 works through the specifics of a $2-billion overhaul of Seaport Village and adjacent properties that will take at least five years to come to fruition.
Port of San Diego authorizes major investment in Seaport Village ahead of ongoing transformation effort
For Immediate Release - The Port of San Diego plans to invest $2.2 million in improvements and upgrades to enhance the existing Seaport Village experience, following Tuesday’s unanimous vote by Port Commissioners. The funds will support site enhancements, deferred maintenance and new experiential features at the 39-year-old retail center.
“This is exactly the kind of ‘Renaissance on the Bay’ I’d like to see,” Port Chairman Garry Bonelli said at the Tuesday hearing. “Thanks to the collaboration between Port staff and the Seaport San Diego team, our visitors and tenants at Seaport Village will be engaged as we reimagine the Central Embarcadero.”
By: Jonathan Horn, 10 News San Diego
San Diego (KGTV) -- The Port of San Diego may spend roughly $2.3 million to try to break the perception that Seaport Village is shutting down.
The aging, quaint waterfront center currently has 18 shuttered stores, mainly on its less visited east side. The mall is known for its souvenir and specialty shops, but has seen declining foot traffic in recent years.
Seaport Village is in store for a major redevelopment that could include a spire, hotels and an aquarium. The project, however, is five to seven years away.
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