The urban neighborhood of Barrio Logan comprises about 1,000 acres and is situated between downtown San Diego to the north, Interstate 5 to the east, San Diego Bay to the west, and National City to the south. About half of the Barrio Logan community planning area includes properties of the Unified Port of San Diego and Naval Base San Diego.
Naval Base San Diego, also called the 32nd Street Naval Station, is considered the largest U.S. Navy base on the West Coast and is the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet.
Barrio Logan’s proximity to the San Diego Bay, large military presence, industrial business concentration, cultural heritage and burgeoning arts community means there are a number of stakeholders in this neighborhood, including: the U.S. Navy; the San Diego Port Tenants Association; the Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association; the Barrio Logan Association, which operates the Barrio Logan Maintenance Assessment District; the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; the Environmental Health Coalition; the Chicano Park Steering Committee; the youth-focused nonprofit Barrio Station, and the Barrio Art Association.
Barrio Logan’s unusual mix of low- and mid-income residential properties interspersed with commercial, industrial and military operations has long been a source of controversy. The June 2014 primary included two propositions, Prop B and Prop C, that would allow for a new Barrio Logan Community Plan to address land use, urban design, public facilities, noise and historic preservation in the community.