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HKS was retained to prepare an integrated master plan for the San Diego Port—the first update in 30 years to the Port Master Plan. The HKS plan illustrated how the Port could unlock the value of its water and land assets by setting clear guidelines for land use and waterfront access. By clustering similar activities around the bay, areas of critical mass could be built. Linking these uses to an open space network that rings the bay increases parcel frontage, visibility and access thereby creating premium land value. Design controls were developed to ensure development would be respectful of the site, attractive to users and an asset to the City of San Diego.
The project involved extensive public engagement to ensure that the master plan achieved results in line with community values and a shared vision for the future. The resulting master plan establishes development and design standards to provide a predictable path and certainty in timing for as-of-right regulatory approvals.
1,271 acres leasable land
147 acres open space
3,520 acre water