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First look at options for future of De Anza Cove

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - On Monday San Diegans had their first glimpse at three concepts that could potentially be be the future of De Anza Cove.

The three concepts presented would restore De Anza Cove area to a more natural state and recreational area after families in the mobile home park were moved out.

The concepts were revealed by the city's Parks and Rec Department, and they are conceptual alternatives that would expand athletic fields, community gardens and golf courses.

From the three concepts, concept three had the most changes in regards to land formation. The concept would have two islands, the most camping, 40-acres and a restaurant on the island with a bay view.

"I want them to expand the recreation and more amenities and tennis, volleyball," said Bert Benevento, a Crown Point resident.

Environmentalist groups like the Aububon Society said the plans include minimal wetland preservation.

"This certainly does not do that and it questions if it provides balance between their planning area," said Rebecca Schwartz.

According to the city, the plans presented Monday are only drafts. "We have a lot of land uses to go into this very small cite. That is why we have three sites," said Robin Shifflet, Planning Parks and Recs.

The city said it would have all three plans updated on its website by Tuesday so the public could have a closer look and submit their feedback.

The window for feedback ends at the end of November. Another draft will be released early next year and City Council approval would take place by the end of 2017.

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