Crossroads II, a group that advocates for slow growth on Chula Vista’s west side, told city officials this week that it wants a signature park on the bay-front site that Gaylord Entertainment deserted after planning a convention center and resort there.

Group member Susan Watry said the group is hoping the city and port revert back to an earlier plan to locate a park on the site, which was concocted before Gaylord arrived with its proposal for a 2,000-room hotel and 400,000-square-foot convention center.

“Gaylord offered something special enough for us to give up something,” Watry said. “We wouldn’t want to do that necessarily for someone else.”

City and port officials say they will proceed with the environmental review of the entire 550-acre bay-front redevelopment area before deciding on a project for the former Gaylord site.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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