Demolition of the old Navy Broadway Complex began this week to make way for the $1.3 billion Manchester Pacific Gateway project.
The project will replace what is now the Navy’s regional headquarters and numerous parking lots with seven buildings totaling 3 million square feet across eight city blocks. One of the buildings will become the new Navy headquarters.
“The Navy is very excited to have reached this phase of the Manchester Pacific Gateway project. The transformation of this property is a big win for both the Navy and the City of San Diego,” said Rear Adm. Yancy B. Lindsey, commander or Navy Region Southwest. “The Navy and San Diego have had a strong, mutually beneficial relationship for over 100 years. This project is another important chapter in that history,”
The project includes six office towers ranging from six to 29 stories, a boutique hotel, a convention hotel, a museum, shopping areas, public parks and 2,500 parking spaces.
“In the 11 years that we have fought for this development, our enthusiasm and commitment has never wavered,” said Papa Doug Manchester, chairman of Manchester Financial Group. “We have worked through extensive review from six public agencies … and numerous other groups and organizations that believe in our vision. The time has finally arrived for construction of a world-class venue for downtown San Diego.”
The 12-acre property was originally granted to the military in 1920 for the Navy Supply Center. The site stretches south from Broadway between Harbor Drive and Pacific highway.
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