"Hub Park" is a 96 acre property owned by SDG&E on the south shore of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon.
SDG&E entered into a lease agreement with the City of Carlsbad for this property as mitigation for a power plant expansion and an oil refinery proposed by SDG&E in the 1970s. The controversial oil refinery project was never built, but the Hub Park lease was still executed in 1975.
The City Council considered options for the future of this property at its June 22, 2016, meeting.
See the City Council presentation from staff or watch a video of the entire meeting, including community comments and presentations.
Why People Are Talking About it
Some community members want the city to open up the leased area to the public so they can enjoy it.
The land has a lot of constraints (sensitive habitat areas, no land that fronts the street for public access, no place to park, etc.)
It's possible to explore options with the land owner (SDG&E) to get street access and to work around the other constraints.
The city's Trails Master Plan will include this property and how it could connect to other trails in the future.