About the Project
The De Anza Cove Amendment to the Mission Bay Park Master Plan project is a three-year comprehensive outreach and planning program to reimagine, repurpose and revitalize the project area. This planning effort will work with the community and stakeholders to develop conceptual revitalization plan alternatives that result in a preferred plan, an amendment to the Mission Bay Park Master Plan, and an environmental impact report (EIR).
The Mission Bay Park Master Plan identifies the De Anza area as a flexible planning area in which a number of potential uses, both public and private, can be accommodated under varying intensities and configurations. The goal of the De Anza Cove Amendment to the Mission Bay Park Master Plan will be to create a regional amenity that is an iconic landmark destination with a diverse mix of recreational uses that serve the region.
Notice of Preparation for the Environmental Impact Report
Please follow this link for a PDF of the June 20, 2018, Notice of Preparation Meeting Presentation.
Project Schedule In Brief
PEIR NOP Public Scoping Meeting (Public Meeting) was held June 20, 2018.
Please follow this link for the Notice of Preparation.
Please follow this link for the June 20, 2018, Notice of Preparation Meeting Presentation.
Public comment period for NOP is now closed.
Prepare the amendment language and graphics for the Mission Bay Park Master Plan.
Preparation of the Technical Studies and draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR)
Draft PEIR released for public review (45 day review period)
Presentation to the Mission Bay Park Committee and the Parks and Recreation Board of the draft amendment language to the Mission Bay Park Master Plan to make a recommendation on the draft amendment (Public Meeting – Action Item)
LATER SUMMER/FALL 2019
Release of Final PEIR
Hearings of the City Council Committee and City Council for consideration of adoption of the amendment to the Mission Bay Park Master Plan and the PEIR (Public Meeting - Action Item)
Presentation to the California Coastal Commission for adoption of the amendment to the Mission Bay Park Master Plan and the PEIR (Public Meeting - Action Item)
- Create an iconic recreation destination that maximizes the benefit offered to the region by this extraordinary waterfront amenity.
- Provide the highest and best use of the project area to serve the needs of a broad range of local and regional users.
- Identify a mix of uses that will provide sustainable revenue generating leaseholds for the City.
To meet these goals the City will engage the community and technical and design experts to determine the potential reuse of the project area to revitalize De Anza and surrounding areas and include a diverse mix of public recreation, camping, wetlands, and other active regional park uses.
How does the Plan relate to the Mission Bay Park Master Plan?
The project site falls within the boundaries of the adopted Mission Bay Park Master Plan – a regional park that serves all of the residents of San Diego as well as visitors. The Revitalization Plan is subject to Park goals and objectives in the Mission Bay Park Master Plan. The final plan shall be the basis of the amendment to the Park Master Plan.
The Mission Bay Park Master Plan currently provides for the following land use recommendations for the DeAnza Project Area:
- Regional recreation needs, including Guest Housing (camping facilities and recreational vehicles) and beach access.
- Wetlands to contribute to the Park’s water quality.
- Hydrologic improvements to safeguard the viability of marsh areas.
- Trail, viewing areas, and other recreational features to enhance public use of the study area.
- Leaseholds that support the Mission Bay recreation use.
Park-wide recreational uses in Mission Bay Park can be viewed on four plans in this PDF.
How does the Plan relate to the ReWild Mission Bay?
The De Anza project is an effort lead by the City of San Diego to revitalize the project area to provide for the highest and best use of the area to serve the local and regional needs of the public. The ReWild project is being conducted by the San Diego Audubon Society to restore wetlands along Pacific Beach Drive and both sides of Rose Creek. Please visit the ReWild project site at rewildmissionbay.org for more information.
Public Meeting Calendar
Mission Bay Park Committee – Summary of the Meeting
Thank you to all the public members who attended the Mission Bay Park Committee meeting on Dec. 5, 2017. The two DeAnza Revitalization concept plan alternatives were presented to the Committee as an action item. The action was to recommend a preferred alternative for the basis of the amendment to the Mission Bay Park Master Plan and for the Environmental Document. The Committee’s recommendation was to move forward with the revised alternative 2 as presented to the Committee, as the basis of the EIR analysis.
Mission Bay Park Committee - Action Item
Dec. 5, 2017
The Mission Bay Park Committee meeting will be held at the Mission Bay High School auditorium on Dec. 5, 2017, at 6 p.m. The two refined draft concept alternatives for the DeAnza Revitalization will be presented to the Mission Bay Park Committee for a recommendation of a preferred concept plan.
Three Concept Drafts
Summary of Opposition and Support
Two Refined Concepts
Ad Hoc Meeting 6 Summary
Parks and Recreation Board - Information Item
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Presentation of two Refined Draft Concept Alternatives to the Parks and Recreation Board.
Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting #6 / Open House
June 29, 2017
There was robust attendance from the the community that provided great feedback and asked many insightful questions.
The meeting began with a presentation by the Project Team that included an overview of the meeting purpose and goals and a review of the Mission Bay Master Plan Goals and Guiding Principles. In response to all the the input received from Community Workshop #3 and online engagement activities in November, where the public provided feedback on the three preliminary Draft Concept Alternatives, the Project Team provided a highlight summary of the highest supported uses and alternatives.
After setting the stage, the Project Team provided a detailed presentation of the two Refined Draft Concept Alternatives. The Ad-Hoc Committee then had a focused discussion in response to the Refined Draft Concept Alternatives, providing comments, asking questions, and sharing their perspective.
Following the Ad-Hoc Committee meeting members of the public were invited to participate in an Open House and review the two Refined Draft Concept Alternatives in more detail. Members of the Project Team were available to meet and talk with members of the public and ask questions about the Alternatives.
Public Workshop #3
Nov. 7, 2016
Community Workshop #3 meeting on Nov. 7, 2016, began with a presentation by the Project Team that included an overview of the community outreach process conducted to-date and a detailed presentation of the three draft Concept Alternatives. The workshop then transitioned to an open house which provided attendees with the opportunity to see the draft concept alternatives up close, ask questions of the Project Team, and provide feedback on draft uses, design, and potential refinements.
Ad Hoc Committee Meeting #5 / Open House
June 16, 2016
The fifth Ad-Hoc Committee meeting on June 16, 2016, included an overview of activities conducted at the Community Workshop #2 and online activities, participation in a similar group design activity with the Ad-Hoc Committee that mirrored what was done at Workshop #2, and participation in an additional program prioritization dot exercise with the public
Online Program Prioritization Activity
June - July 2016
Throughout the De Anza Revitalization Plan outreach process, the community and the Ad-Hoc Committee have provided significant feedback on amenities and programs they would like to see and focus on for the future of the De Anza project area, including participation online in the Program Prioritization Activity that mirrored the activity that took place at Workshop No. 2.
Table of Responses
Public Workshop #2
April 27, 2016
Community Workshop #2 on April 27, 2016, provided an opportunity to hear from the design team about the opportunities and constraints analysis findings and case studies of visionary parks and park features from around the world. Over 200 attendees came together and collaborated in groups to prioritize future programs and uses and then designed their own concept plans for De Anza.
Ad Hoc Committee Meeting #4 / Open House
April 14, 2016
The fourth Ad Hoc Committee meeting on April 14, 2016, focused on discussion of the existing conditions and issues and constraints for natural resources and other environmental conditions, hearing about community/stakeholder-generated concepts, looking at iconic park case studies, and brainstorming and prioritizing potential uses. See Exiting Conditions Workbook here.
Ad Hoc Committee Meeting #3 / Open House
March 9, 2016
The third Ad Hoc Committee meeting on March 9, 2016, focused on seeking the Ad Hoc Committee’s refinement of a draft vision and guiding principles, providing existing conditions information on the transportation network, a leasehold analysis of existing leases and projected future demand, and an overview of existing uses within the project site and in the adjacent areas.
Attachment 1 - Meeting / Date Topic Schedule
Attachment 2 - Vision / Guiding Principles
Attachment 3 - Existing Mobility Conditions
Attachment 4 - Leasehold Analysis Fact Sheet
Ad Hoc Committee Meeting #2 / Open House
Feb. 10, 2016
The second Ad Hoc Committee meeting on Feb. 10, 2016, focused on seeking the Ad Hoc Committee’s refinement of a draft vision and guiding principles, providing an update on public involvement events, an overview of the Mission Bay Park Master Plan and California Coastal Act, and a discussion of the scope of the existing conditions analysis and input on issues and constraints.
Mission Bay Park Master Plan Key Sheets
Vision / Guiding Principles
Public Workshop #1
Jan. 28, 2016
Workshop No. 1 on Jan. 28, 2016, kicked off the De Anza Revitalization Plan project with the public. The workshop was conducted in an “open house” format with opportunities for public input at “topic stations.” Each topic station included short presentations and displayed relevant maps and information on focused topics, including natural resources, transportation, existing uses, economics, vision/future uses and amenities, project overview, and public information to gather initial input on key issues and priorities.
Ad Hoc Committee Meeting #1 / Open House
Dec. 9, 2015
The first Ad-Hoc Committee meeting on Dec. 9, 2015, focused on introducing committee members and the community to the project. Content included a project overview (background, boundary, and key components), an overview of the public involvement plan and a preliminary brainstorming of the project vision and guiding principles.
Public Involvement Plan
Mission Bay Park Master Plan
City of San Diego - Planing Department
9485 Aero Drive, M.S. 413
San Diego, CA 92123