Port of San Diego seeks Requests for Proposals

SAN DIEGO – Developers interested in revamping the historic gateway to Shelter Island are invited to submit their bids as the Port of San Diego eagerly seeks qualified developers to revive the entrance corridor. Request for Proposals opened on May 23 and proposals are due by Aug. 13.

According to the port, the project includes the construction of two buildings to house local marina businesses, demolition of existing buildings to make room for a public promenade along the shoreline that will provide better views of the Shelter Island Yacht Basin.

“We are excited to offer this opportunity,” said Penny Maus, senior asset manager for the Port of San Diego. “This is a great opportunity for expansion and addition in marine sales and services in the area.”

There are currently several small businesses in the area but the port hopes to add new and used sales that don’t exist now. A selected developer will be responsible for building out the site.

Port officials anticipate several tenants will remain while new businesses will come in. Tenants are currently on short term leases.

The project includes constructing two buildings to house a local marine businesses and demolishing existing buildings for a public promenade along the shoreline and better views of the Shelter Island Yacht Basin. Improved public amenities include park enhancement, a public shoreline walkway, shoreline protection, adequate parking and a dinghy dock, according to the port.

The site includes approximately 86,000 square feet of land and 79,000 square feet of water. Plans include a 24,000 square foot building on Anchorage Lane and a 6,000 square foot building on Shelter Island Drive.

Responses to the RFP must include information on the design, construction, and operation of the site. Cost of environmental studies and regulatory permits as part of their redevelopment cost should also be provided.

A panel will interview potential developers. Recommendations will be presented to the Board of Port Commissioners at a November meeting.

The project is included in the final program Environment Impact Report (EIR) for America’s Cup Harbor and the Port Masterplan Amendment for the Shelter Island Planning District.

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