Otay Mesa

GENERAL

Conservation group appeals Otay Mesa power plant

A conservation group is challenging a proposed natural gas power plant in Otay Mesa.

REAL ESTATE

Otay Mesa building on Siempre Viva sells

The 115,290-square-foot industrial building in Otay Mesa at 8851-8877 Kerns St., San Diego 92154, in the master-planned Siempre Viva Business Park, has been sold for $8.15 million.

REAL ESTATE

Leal Real Estate Group riding upbeat South Bay wave

Wearing a cordless phone headset on one side and a Bluetooth headset on the other, you could say Paula Whitsell has her ears glued to the state of South Bay residential real estate.

REAL ESTATE

Freight forwarder in Otay

REAL ESTATE

Freight biz in Otay Mesa

Otay Mesa news archive

Visitor Information

In 1957, when San Diego annexed the Otay Mesa area, there were less than a 1,000 residents who were probably outnumbered by the area's rabbit population.  The name means "wide and level place" or "brushy place." a fitting description in the early days.  By the 1960's residential development had increased dramatically.  Otay Mesa was established as a community in 1985 with the creation of the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.  The Otay Mesa/Nestor Community Plan was adopted in 1979 and updated in 1997.

Over 57 percent of the planning area is covered with residential land uses--17,000 units approximately.  Twenty percent of the area is reserved for schools, parks, transit and other public facilities. Commercial and industrial uses comprise about seven percent of the land uses. Agricultural and vacant land make up the final 15 percent.

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Business Information

Otay Mesa established in 1985 is located in the Southeast corner of the City of San Diego. The area is a mix of residential and industrial development.  Otay's proximity to the international border with Mexico  makes it a thriving and rapidly growing business area.  The area has gone from land covered with brush and jack rabbits with less than a 1,000 residents in 1957 to the largest commercial crossing on the California/Mexico border. The Otay Mesa Port of Entry handles the second highest volume of trucks and the third highest dollar value in trade among all U.S./Mexico land border crossings.  Over 1.4 million trucks use the Port of Entry each year carrying over $19.2 billion in products.

Over 2,000 loaded trucks and 1,000 empty trucks use this busy area.  There are two major freeways under development to serve the bustling port--State Route-125 scheduled for completion in 2007 and State Route-905 set to open in early 2006.  State Route-11, which will link to a third border crossing point, is in the planning stages and is fast-tracked for completion in seven years. Otay Mesa has 11,000 homes under development and houses more than 1,200 companies with 17,000 employees.

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San Diego seeking developers to revitalize Brown Field

About one mile north of the U.S.-Mexico border, alongside an 8,000-foot runway, a barren, 65-acre piece of land surrounds a local airport control tower.

Otay Mesa to play into San Diego's energy future

Amidst the precarious state of the South Bay Power Plant's future, another name has arisen in discussions: the Otay Mesa Energy Center.

Movie Theaters

770 Dennery Rd
San Diego, CA, 92154
2170 Coronado Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92154

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

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