Marina Gateway Hotel and Plaza

800 Bay Marina Drive, National City, California

Please provide a brief overview of the project.

Community Goal: To redevelop blighted, underutilized and contaminated industrial sites in the National City Harbor District to tourist-commercial, recreation, and open space areas, to reduce environmental risks, improve quality of life by allowing enjoyment of the coastal area, to restore wildlife habitat, and to increase municipal revenues. National City is the only coastal city in San Diego County with no direct access to the bayfront, which is completely occupied by Naval Base San Diego and the National City Marine Terminal. The City has been designated as an Environmental Justice Community by the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District and is the lowest income city in the county.

Location: Interstate 5 and 24th Street (Bay Marina Drive), National City CA

Size:6.32 acres – remediation area 3.31 acres.

Former uses: Burn dump, slaughterhouse, meat packing and auto recycling.

End use: 173-room three-diamond AAA hotel, 4,000 square foot freestanding restaurant, 16,000 square foot commercial area including banquet/meeting facilities.

Completed: June, 2009.

National City Community Development Commission,
1243 National City Blvd, National City, California

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