NAVWAR Navy OTC Revitalization

Welcome to the Project Website for the revitalization of Naval Information Warfare System Command’s (NAVWAR) facilities on the Old Town Campus (OTC), at Naval Base Point Loma,
San Diego, California


The project website provides the latest information and opportunities for public involvement for the Navy OTC Revitalization project.

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the U.S. Navy published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental effects associated with revitalization of the OTC to support NAVWAR’s current and future operational readiness.

The Navy initiated a 30-day public scoping period on January 24, 2020 to identify community interests and specific resources for analysis in the EIS. The 30-day public scoping period extends through February 24, 2020. The Navy invites you to participate in the EIS process and welcomes your input.

Written scoping comments can be submitted through this website, by postal mail, or by attending one of two public scoping meetings. To submit a scoping comment through this website, please click the Submit a Scoping Comment button below. For more information on public scoping meetings or to submit a scoping comment by postal mail, please visit the Announcements or Get Involved pages. Additional opportunities for public participation will occur after the publication of the Draft EIS in Summer 2020.

About the Project

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The Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Campus is home to Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR). NAVWAR needs new, mission-capable, and modern facilities to support its cyber security mission. The Navy is considering plans to maximize the value of approximately 70.5 acres of Navy-owned underutilized property at the Old Town Campus to support NAVWAR needs. NAVWAR provides $3.2 billion annually to the San Diego regional economy. The potential redevelopment would bring additional economic benefits to the region through the construction and operation of new commercial, residential, and transportation facilities.

Public Involvement

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Key opportunities are available for public input and review.

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Next Steps

In accordance with NEPA of 1969, the U.S. Navy is preparing an EIS to analyze the potential environmental effects associated with the revitalization of NAVWAR’s facilities on the OTC.

The Navy is currently in the 30-day public scoping process, from January 24, 2020 through February 24, 2020, to identify community interests and specific issues for analysis in the EIS. An EIS is considered the appropriate document for comprehensively analyzing the proposed action to demolish and construct buildings, utilities, and infrastructure at the OTC. This EIS will also address the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as it relates to non-federal development within the proposed alternatives.

In the EIS, the Navy will study revitalization alternatives that meet NAVWAR’s mission at the OTC site. These alternatives include:

  • Alternative 1 – Navy Recapitalization at OTC
  • Alternative 2 – High-Density Mixed Use Revitalization
  • Alternative 3 – Low-Density Mixed Use Revitalization
  • Alternative 4 – High-Density Mixed Use Revitalization including consideration of a potential Transit Center
  • Alternative 5 – Low-Density Mixed Use Revitalization including consideration of a potential Transit Center

The Navy is coordinating with SANDAG to share information as both parties move through the planning and approval process leading to selection of a public private development partner. SANDAG has committed approximately $50 million to study the feasibility of developing a transit center for San Diego with direct connection to the San Diego International Airport. Potential transit center locations include: 1) the Navy Old Town Campus; 2) the Intermodal Transit Center, and 3) extension of the existing Trolley system. Following their analysis, SANDAG will select a locally preferred alternative and comply with the requirements of the CEQA process. More information on SANDAG’s alternatives and planning process can be found at

Once the 30-day public scoping process is complete on February 24, 2020, the Navy will review the scoping comments received from the public and consider them in the preparation of the Draft EIS. Additional opportunities for public participation will occur after the publication of the Draft EIS, which is anticipated to occur in Summer 2020. Please see the NEPA Process page for more information.

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