August 25, 2015
As the busiest land border crossing in the western hemisphere, an upgrade of the San Ysidro crossing to a modern 21st Century design provides an opportunity for San Diego to serve as a model for all ports.
The Chamber has secured funding for the final phase of the San Ysidro Port of Entry Modernization and Expansion Project and built support for the Duty Free Americas/UETA mixed use facility proposal in San Ysidro that will provide highly-demanded parking spots in addition to commercial and retail space. The proposed project will be privately funded with an estimated cost of $30 million to $50 million.
The proposed mixed-use structure will help replace 1,500 parking places that have been lost due to the latest phase of the San Ysidro port’s reconstruction while providing free short-term parking near Virginia Avenue.