Redevelopment Projects

Downtown San Diego promises to be one of the most beautiful and prominent waterfront urban areas in the country. Much development took place since early 2000 and many more development projects are scheduled to be completed by 2028. Below we offer relevant information, renderings, photos and videos of the most interesting public and/or private redevelopment projects that took place, currently taking place or scheduled for the near future in downtown San Diego.

To view all redevelopment projects please visit our downtown San Diego redevelopment project information archives.


Our Favorite Downtown San Diego Redevelopment Projects

North Embarcadero Visionary Plan

The North Embarcadero Visionary Plan is a multi-phased redevelopment of the downtown San Diego Waterfront. It proposes to move harbor drive 40 feet East and build and esplanade. It also includes public arts displays, tree groves and open spaces.


Waterfront Park

The County Administration Building Waterfront Park is a new waterfront park covering 8 acres of prime space in the Columbia (Waterfront) District.

The parking lots surrounding the historic County Administration Building were transformed into 8 acres of green space with children’s play areas, water features and underground parking. Project cost was $49.4 million.


Manchester Pacific Gateway

After selling most of this project to IQHQ for the new Research and Development District project, the Manchester Pacific Gateway project got reduced to a 2 city block site that will be comprised of a 1,035 room hotel and a 2 acre park.


Research and Development District (RaDD)

Downtown San Diego’s Research and Development District (RaDD) being developed by IQHQ is an 8 city block, $1.5 billion life science campus that is comprised of 5 buildings for lab, office and retail use.


San Diego Symphony Outdoor Performance Venue

Located in the Embarcadero Marina Park South in Downtown San Diego the $45 million outdoor concert and events venue will sure become a San Diego landmark.

This incredible location will offer incredible bay and skyline views making it a world class outdoor venue.


Seaport Village

Called Seaport San Diego, the $1.6 billion project, backed in part by San Diego’s famed Jacobs family, was selected by the Port of San Diego in November 2016 to redevelop 70 acres — 39 land acres and 31 water acres.

It will include hotels, retail, office, parking, waterside docks, an education center, observation tower and aquarium, paddle board dock, a beach and a bridge that connect to Embarcadero Marina Park South.


Lane Field

Lane Field has been used as a parking lot structure for cruise boat passengers and the general public. Before that it served as a baseball stadium from 1936 to 1957. The Lane Field project includes three hotel towers totaling 800 rooms, a 2 acre public park, 60,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and approximately 1,000 parking space.

Lane Field south hosts the Intercontinental Hotel and Lane Field North hosts 2 Marriott Suites hotel.


Ruocco Park

The Ruocco Park is located on 3.3 acres along the San Diego Waterfront, next to Seaport Village, west of Pacific Highway and South of Harbor Drive.

Ruocco Park is an open green space that integrates the use of hardscape, ornamental horticulture and art.


Old Police Headquarters

Located next to San Diego’s Seaport Village, the San Diego Old Police Headquarters (OPH), a San Diego designated historic building was built 1930′s and served remained active and used by the San Diego police until 1987.

Vacant for over 25 years the project is expected to restore, rehab and reuse the building, courtyards and surrounding areas for retail, restaurant and entertainment use as well as public market use. It will also add about 1 acres of public park plaza area adjacent to the buildings.


Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge

The bridge was designed to be one of the longest self-anchored pedestrian suspension bridges in the world (550 feet) and it will surely become a San Diego Icon.

The Bridge’s design is to resemble that of a sail to fit with San Diego’s nautical history and its main purpose is to link two of San Diego’s biggest assets: The San Diego Bay and Balboa Park.


Convention Center Rooftop Park

The main features of this 5 acre waterfront park include:

  • 350 Seat, 5,000 Sq Ft Pavillion with a main stage allowing events of all sizes.
  • Central gathering area with shade and benches and reading room.
  • Coastal chaparral: a garden area complete with vegetation and landscape representative of California.



Downtown San Diego Quiet Zone

The San Diego Quiet Zone project was a $20.6 million endeavor to improve safety features of railroad crossings and also to help residents that were being burdened by constant train noise.

The quiet zone covers the 13 crossings between Laurel Street and Park Blvd and train conductors are now required to stop the honking at railroad crossings because all crossing have been revamped to take on necessary precautions and safety features.


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