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The plan for the Chula Vista (Calif.) Bayfront is to transform it into a haven perfect for tourists, and the first phase in making that happen began Thursday (Sept. 26) morning with the groundbreaking of two projects, according to 10 News.

The Costa Vista RV Resort and the Sweetwater Path will be the first projects completed in the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan. The goal is to turn unused land along the water into a major tourist destination, and the master plan is set to have the area redeveloped from Bay Boulevard to E Street.

“It’s going to be a big economic boom for the whole South Bay region,” said Port Commissioner Anne Moore. “It’s going to bring millions of dollars into the local economy, as well as thousands of jobs.”

The 535-acre Bayfront Master Plan has been in the works for the last 10 years. Funding was approved last year.

The Costa Vista RV Resort is going to be built at E Street and Bay Boulevard. The $55 million project will include sites for 246 RVs, swimming pools, a gym, and a picnic area.

The second project, the Sweetwater Path, is a multi-use bike and pedestrian pathway along the bay front. It will wind through the future Sweetwater Park, bay side, and the location of the RV resort.

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