The Navy anticipates issuing a competitive solicitation in late 2022 to identify a potential master developer for revitalization of NAVWAR’s facilities at Naval Base Point Loma’s Old Town Campus (OTC). The Navy will work with the potential master developer on multiple options for the private development of OTC (Alternatives 2 through 5 in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement), while continuing to evaluate the feasibility of a NAVWAR-only development funded by traditional military construction methods (Alternative 1 in the Draft EIS).
In keeping with the Navy’s commitment to the revitalization of the OTC, engagement will continue with the regulatory community, Federal, state, and local, and with our local stakeholders and neighbors.
OTC serves as NAVWAR’s headquarters. NAVWAR’s mission is to identify, develop, deliver, and sustain information warfighting capabilities to enable Naval, Joint, and Coalition operations from seabed to space. The current OTC facilities are beyond their useful life and do not comply with current seismic design requirements, applicable anti-terrorism force protection standards, or provide sufficient controlled access and independent utility systems for secure spaces. Inadequate and obsolete facilities negatively affect NAVWAR’s cyber warfare mission, security, and workforce safety. The proposed revitalization of NAVWAR’s facilities on OTC would meet design standards for safety and security and would enable sustainment of NAVWAR’s national defense mission.
The purpose of selecting a potential master developer is to develop more site-specific details for revitalization of OTC before a final alternative is selected and thoroughly analyzed using the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The competitive solicitation process for a potential master developer at this stage in the NEPA process is in response to public and agency comments received on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that requested additional details before a decision is made and a Record of Decision is signed. Some members of the public and public agencies – such as the California Coastal Commission and the California State Historic Preservation Office – requested more specifics on how a commercial developer might design and develop the site under Alternatives 2 through 5 evaluated in the Draft EIS. The site-specific details will help inform the Navy’s required environmental analyses under statutes such as NEPA, the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA).
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