CHULA VISTA, CA—The city of Chula Vista and Port of San Diego soon will release a request for qualifications for a convention center and resort hotel, according to a local media report.

Starting June 23, developers interested in designing and building the planned 415,000-square-foot convention center and 1,400- to 1,600-room hotel can submit their qualifications to the port, says the Daily Transcript.

“We are looking for developers that can demonstrate their skills and ability to finance, design and construct a large-scale, environmentally sustainable convention-oriented destination hotel and resort,” said Tanya Castaneda, of the Port of San Diego, in talking with the paper.

Teams are asked to visit the port’s bid solicitation website to register and download documents related to the solicitation and qualifications submittal process.

The information will be available on the release date. Castaneda said the Port of San Diego will narrow the field by year’s end and then release the request for proposals.

The 20-year build-out plan will transform the city’s waterfront by adding three hotels, a conference center; 1,500 multifamily housing units built by Pacifica Companies, and many other developments within 238 acres of open space.

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