About Project Green Light

Advocacy in action. This is a collaborative, member-driven effort to get development projects approved regionally and to get our members back to work!

Project Green Light (PGL) is by far the best way to meet and get to know a builder/developer at a time when they need you the most.   PGL allows BIA members the opportunity to help not only our industry as a whole, but also those projects that will provide a continued supply of jobs and much needed housing.

PGL is a simple concept. BIA Builder/Developer members who need support when seeking government approvals at Planning Commission or City Council look to other BIA members who can attend those local review meetings in person or even just write letters.  Whether you stand up and speak or just be a supporter in the audience, every single person who attends and make a big difference.

The Builder/Developer typically holds a pre-meeting at the BIA office with members of their team attending to explain the project and answer questions. This is a unique opportunity to have a very intimate face time with the builder/developer team.

Approved projects could represent your next business opportunity or establish a relationship for their next project. Don’t wait because we have 2-3 PGLs that are coming up quickly.  Sign up today. We will ask for your basic contact information including the City/Zip Code of where you live.  It makes a huge difference if you are representing the voting population in that particular jurisdiction.

By signing up for PGL you will be notified of new projects.
Please also review the list of projects below and RSVP directly to the contact for project(s) you will support.

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Current Projects

In the last several years, Project Green Light has proved to be immensely impactful. In fact, Project Green Light has been instrumental in getting over 4,200 units through the approval process and given the official go ahead to proceed.  Project Green Light will continue its success in 2020, helping achieve approval for the below projects that need your support.  Please RSVP to the designated contact person for each project if you are wanting to help.

Costa Verde Center – UTC area

By: Regency Centers

This project is up for City Council approval on Tuesday, November 10th.  Regency Centers will have a pre-meeting on Friday, November 6th at 9am via Zoom.  If you would like to help support this commercial project in the UTC area by writing a letter or speaking during the San Diego City Council meeting via online/phone, please RSVP to Michael Harris or call 858-514-7027.

Regency Centers owns and operates the 13 acre Costa Verde Center. The shopping center was built four decades ago long before it was surrounded by homes and apartments within a one mile radius. Regency Centers has been working since early 2015 on plans to revitalize the center and add uses/partners to enhance the sites vitality and take advantage of the regional investment in the $3B Mid Coast Trolley line. We understand Costa Verde Center needs an extensive upgrade to continue to meet your needs as our neighbors and customers. We’d like to improve the centers site plan and accessibility including enhancing parking, new community amenities and increased choices for shopping and dining.

Click here for more information about this project.

Otay Ranch Resort Village 13 Alternative H

By: Baldwin & Sons

This project received approval in April by the San Diego County Planning Commission.  It will now be going for approval from the Board of Supervisors on November 18th.  Contact Eric Johnston at 858-226-7600 for more information on how you can help get this project approved.

The Otay Ranch Resort Village 13 Alternative H project is a master planned community within Otay Ranch, situated on 1,869 acres. Alternative H includes 1,881 single family homes in a gated community, 57 multifamily homes, up to 40,000 square feet of commercial and office space, a joint use fire station and sheriff storefront, an elementary school, a 200 guest room resort hotel, public and private parks, a homeowners association recreation facility, multi-use and community pathways and trails, and over 1,100 acres of land to be permanently preserved and protected as part of the joint Resource Management Plan.

• It provides the type of desirable single-family housing that people in the South Bay are currently commuting to Riverside County for.
• It provides much needed housing needed for the continued expansion of business and industry in the southern portion of the County, and provides move-up housing for families in Chula Vista and surrounding communities who desire to remain in the area.
• It has been reviewed and approved for public safety by the San Diego County Fire Authority and Sheriff’s Department. Village 13 Alternative H includes funding for the construction and operation of a new fire station to enhance public safety in the Village and surrounding communities.
• It is part of the previously approved Otay Ranch Master Plan, and development of Village 13 has been part of the planning process since the late 1980s.
• The resort and commercial uses will provide good jobs.
• It’s a smart, walkable, net-zero community with energy sustainability features.
• It will enhance the region with a network of public trails all around the development perimeter that connect to existing trails in the County and City of Chula Vista.
• It will include the construction of an on-site public elementary school to meet education demands.
• The 10-acre public park will be open to everyone, not just the residents of Village 13 Alternative H.
• It will preserve and protect over 1,100 acres of sensitive habitat that is home to many species.

Note: Project Green Light is a member volunteer effort. BIA works exclusively on broad policy issues affecting the building industry and does not advocate for specific projects.