Welcome to San Diego Blog | June 7, 2011

More Development Downtown San Diego

Columbia District…

…will see more development as Manchester Development Group plans on building the Pacific Gateway complex for the Navy.  The plans have been delayed for years because of the economic downturn in 2007-2010, but with the improving economy, office demand stabilizing and hotel values rising in Downtown San Diego, Manchester has decided to be agressive on this project.

The Pacific Gateway complex, commonly referred to as Navy Broadway Complex, is located just south of Broadway between Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway in Downtown San Diego’s Columbia District

 The land is owned by the Navy, but Manchester negotiated a long term lease from the government back in 2006 when he agreed to build a new Navy headquarters on the site. 

The Pacific Gateway plans originally approved include four office towers, three hotels, a 41,000 sq ft museum, plus retail and restaurant space.  Plans are also to include a 1.9 acre park and underground parking.

If all goes well, construction on the first phase could start in the first quarter of 2013 and finish up 2-3 years later.  There have already been lawsuits filed against Manchester so it will be interesting to track the project development.  Phase 2 would not begin until phase 1 were to be complete and the Navy could move into the new building.

Phase 1 is to include:

  • Navy Broadway building with 17 stories & 371,000 sq ft.
  • 1563 parking spaces
  • 135,000 sq ft of retail, hotel and office space.
  • Convention type hotel with 27 stories and 1,058 rooms
  • Office building with 27 stories and 240,000 sq/ft.
  • Basic Hotel with 10 stories and 193 rooms

Written by: chad

Categories: Columbia District, Columbia District Real Estate, Downtown San Diego

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