The benefit of being an active member of the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce, including participation in MEXPORT, informative programs, the annual golf tournament and dinner is the opportunity to meet business leaders from both south San Diego County and the Baja region. As a Chamber member you are recognized for your focus on the border area which leads to opportunities to do business with other Chamber members and companies seeking facilities in Otay Mesa.
I appreciate all your work and support – we place great value in our membership with the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce. At Deason Law, we specially appreciate the great venue you provide to meet and network with professionals and business owners in the community, as well as the valuable workshops and training opportunities you offer on various relevant business and regulatory topics.
Membership in the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce (OMCC) is definitely a solid investment for your company. With almost 400 active members, no other Chamber offers so many value added benefits at the lowest investment. We offer a personal touch to our members; we make your business, OUR business. Here are some of the reasons to join one of the fastest growing Chamber in San Diego County.
After several years of planning and collaboration with South County communities, construction is underway on the South Bay Rapid Project, a $128 million effort to provide travelers with a frequent and reliable transit choice.
When completed, South Bay Rapid will include 12 stations along a 26-mile route from the Otay Mesa Port of Entry to Downtown San Diego via eastern Chula Vista, connecting to employment and activity centers in Downtown San Diego and South County. At the heart of the project is the dedicated transit guideway – a nearly six-mile-long transit-only lane being constructed in the median of East Palomar Street and along Eastlake Parkway in Chula Vista.
The project will improve travel times by utilizing dedicated transit-only lanes, traffic signal priority, and limited station stops. During peak commuting hours, the average travel time between the Otay Mesa Transit Center and San Diego City College will be approximately 50-75 minutes. South Bay Rapid will operate from 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily with service every 15 minutes during peak commuting hours and every 30 minutes the rest of the day.
Funding for the project is being provided by a combination of federal, state, and local programs, including TransNet, the regional half-cent sales tax for transportation administered by SANDAG. Rapid service in the South Bay is expected to begin in 2018 and will be operated by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.
The Metropolitan Airpark (MAP) is a multi-phased development that will transform the Brown Field Municipal Airport into an economic engine in Otay Mesa.
The project includes 331 acres of development at the airport including airside facilities with a new jet fixed based operation, T-hangars and heliport, over 1.3 million square feet of industrial and commercial space, a 6-8 MW solar field, as well as hotels and restaurants. At full build-out, Metropolitan Airpark will provide 4,000 permanent jobs, 8,000 long-term construction jobs, and is anticipated to bring $500 million in annual revenue to the region.
In addition to the onsite development at the Brown Field Municipal Airport, MAP will be constructing offsite infrastructure improvements that will facilitate better traffic circulation in Otay Mesa. The Otay Chamber of Commerce has been an early supporter of this project, endorsing not only the opportunities generated from the redevelopment within the airport, but also recognizing the positive “spillover” effect that this project will have on furthering economic development overall in Otay Mesa and the rest of South County.
The Otay Mesa Chamber successfully advocated for the development of this project and secured an initial $4.2 million in funding from the federal government for this project.
The Otay Mesa Truck Route Phase IV is an integral part of the southbound truck route and includes extending the road along the border fence –which has no name- from La Media Road to Britannia to transfer trucks that are queuing on Otay Mesa Road streets and blocking businesses to this proposed border fence road. Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilman David Alvarez have listened to our requests and have developed a Southbound Truck Route Task force to address both the Expansion of La Media Road and this crucial project.
The Otay Truck Route, Phase IV is scheduled to begin construction in 2017.
A unique pedestrian crossing that takes travelers directly into the Tijuana international airport, Cross Border Xpress.
A General Aviation Airport-(Brown Field Airport), which is being transformed into a state of the art facility.
A Higher Education Center, Southwestern College.
Highly capable workforce.
For those of you who have not been in Otay the last week, Phase I of SR-11 is now open. This crucial major off ramp allows trucks, coming from the CHP facility, to directly access SR-905. Thank you Mario Orso, Trade Corridor Director and the rest of the CALTRANS/SANDAG team.