No letters of interest have been received by the Port of San Diego with specific project proposals or ideas about how to develop Pond 20, a port official said.
The 95-acre plot of land lies near Imperial Beach in San Diego between Palm Avenue and the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Letters of interest are part of a series of attempts by the port to include public opinion before port staff make a formal recommendation to the Port Commission this fall.
The call for proposals opened at the end of June and must be submitted by 2 p.m. Aug. 24.
If no letters are received, port staff will continue to form their recommendation based on opinions gathered at , said Marguerite Elicone with the Port of San Diego.
"We're still going to go before the board and present the project ideas that the public gave in the public meeting and we are considering the public comments," she said. "But there's still a few weeks left. We have about a month to go."
Project proposals and ways to develop the land were received by the port in 2000. That deal fell through port staff said after the commercial project was deemed in violation of the Tidelands Trust, which does not allow any standard commercial development.
Letters must be sent to:
Pond 20 Letters of Interest
San Diego Unified Port District
P.O. Box 120488
San Diego, CA 92112-0488
Attn: Michelle White
Port staff will consult with the cities of Imperial and San Diego before a formal recommendation is made. A second round of public meetings are also planned.
Visit the port's Pond 20 website for specific instructions on how to write a letter.