The Board of the Port Commissioners granted Sun Chula Vista Bayfront RV, LLC, a subsidiary of Sun Communities, Inc., a 66-year lease for its Costa Vista RV Resort. According to an August 13 press release, The Costa Vista RV Resort will be the first of a number of projects as part of the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan.

“With the Costa Vista RV Resort, Sun will be providing a destination experience with lower-cost overnight accommodations as well as enhanced public access and recreation including walking trails and other improvements on and around the site,” said Garry Bonelli, chairman of the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. Added Ann Moore, commissioner of the Port of San Diego and the Board’s Chula Vista representative: “What is now a largely vacant and underutilized industrial landscape will soon be a thriving recreational, residential and resort destination on the Chula Vista Bayfront.”

Features of the Costa Vista RV Resort, to be located on E Street and Bay Boulevard and with construction anticipated to begin in September, includes 246 sites with a mix of traditional RV stalls and park model stalls and a variety of amenities such as children and family pools, jacuzzi, gym, game room, business center, salon and saunas, a picnic area with grills, a rock climbing wall for children and a playground, a marketplace and a laundry facility.

According to the release, Sun will invest a minimum of $55 million, per the terms of the lease, and the Port will receive a percentage of the gross revenues from the rental of RV stalls and park model stalls, concessions and other percentage rent categories.

The Costa Vista RV Resort will be the “first major new” component of the 535-acre Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan, which will also include 200 acres of parks, walking trails, shoreline promenade, RV camping, shopping, dining and more, per the release. The Chula Vista Bayfront project will also “establish ecological buffers to protect wildlife habitat, species and other coastal resources,” said the release.

Sun Communities, Inc., is based out of Southfield, Michigan.

Travel & hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at mconcepcion@sdbj.com or 858-634-4625.