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South Bay Power Plant Demolition Receives State Approval

The demolition, which may take place by the end of 2012, will make room for the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan development.

The California Coastal Commission approved a permit to demolish the South Bay Power Plant in Chula Vista Thursday.

Demolition of the plant may take about a year and begin in late 2012, the Port of San Diego said.

Planning for the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan has taken more than a decade, but the Port of San Diego and City of Chula Vista reached terms for a financing agreement earlier this year.

Commissioner Dan Malcolm, who represents IB at port board meetings, said that at more than 550 acres, the master plan would be the largest development in coastal California.

The area where the plant sits now is scheduled to become a park and RV park. A conference center, hotel, homes and other properties will be part of the plan that spans more than 500 acres.

A website especially devoted to the master plan was launched last month.

The South Bay Power Plant began operations in 1960 and was decommissioned in 2011.

Mar Cárdenas June 15, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Good riddance!
Dave June 16, 2012 at 05:57 AM
This approval should have been applied for and finalized before the plant was even closed. Poor planning on the part of Chula Vista management team to have this thing rotting for years while they got their act together.
Kay Kardian June 16, 2012 at 05:19 PM
They work like the officials in IB..slowwwwwwww
Dave June 17, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I understand slow, my problem is with incompetence.

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