On January 9, 2024, the Navy announced the selection of Manchester Financial Group/Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate as the potential master developer for the approximately 70.3-acre Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Campus (OTC). The Navy and Manchester/Edgemoor entered into a period of exclusive negotiations for the potential revitalization of OTC, home to Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR). From August 2023 to December 2023, the Navy evaluated proposals received from potential master developers. The Navy selected Manchester/Edgemoor after completion of a comprehensive source selection evaluation process.
Edgemoor is a pioneer in the development of public-private partnerships (P3s) and has completed every project on time and on budget. With over $4.6 billion in projects completed or under development, Edgemoor emphasizes delivering projects that meaningfully impact our communities. Manchester has developed over six million square feet locally, including the very successful new Navy administration building downtown, and re-envisioned and re-imagined the waterfront of San Diego.
The Manchester/Edgemoor team includes Clark Construction Group as design-builder, HKS as the designer for the government facilities, HOK as master planner and designer for the private development, and Dealy Development for entitlements.
The Navy will work with Manchester/Edgemoor on multiple options for the private development of the approximately 70.3-acre site, while continuing to evaluate the feasibility of a NAVWAR-only development funded by traditional military construction methods.
Manchester/Edgemoor will provide the Navy site-specific details needed to continue the Navy’s environmental impact analysis required by the National Environmental Policy Act and other statutes. The Navy will evaluate those site-specific details against the alternatives analyzed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement released for public review and comment from May through August 2021.
The Navy will continue to work with Federal and state agencies to fulfill regulatory requirements and will continue to engage the public in the environmental review process. The Navy expects additional opportunities for public engagement as the project progresses.
The Navy held a Pre-Proposal Conference for interested proposers on December 7, 2022 at OTC. The Pre-Proposal Conference provided an opportunity for representatives of the government and industry to meet for presentations and a self-guided site tour. The site tour allowed attendees to view and walk portions of the OTC parcels. An option to attend the event virtually was also available.
Links to event materials and the event recording are available below.
The objective of the Navy OTC Revitalization Project is to provide new mission-capable facilities for NAVWAR, its subordinate command Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC), and other tenant commands. The Navy’s alternatives look at providing these facilities through Navy-only funding (MILCON) and through a leasing initiative. Through a leasing initiative, the developer would lease and develop a portion of the land in exchange for new Government facilities.
The Navy received proposals for the OTC Revitalization project from shortlisted potential master developers in August 2023. The source selection evaluation process identified the team whose proposal conformed to the solicitation, best met NAVWAR’s mission requirements, and represented the best value to the Government. Proposals included details such as site and design drawings for the new government facilities; demonstration of the concept for private development; specifics on how the developer would finance the project; and a proposed schedule for achieving key milestones of the government facilities.
The Navy OTC facilities, serving as NAVWAR’s headquarters, are well beyond their useful life and negatively affect NAVWAR’s cyber warfare mission, security, and workforce safety. The Navy’s proposed revitalization of OTC facilities would meet design standards for safety and security while enabling sustainment of NAVWAR’s national defense mission.
NAVWAR is a significant economic contributor to the San Diego regional economy, infusing approximately $3.3 billion annually to the San Diego Gross Regional Product, based on the 2024 NAVWAR Economic Impact Report prepared by the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) and the University of San Diego Knauss School of Business. NAVWAR provides a tremendous benefit through university engagement, employment, contracts awarded to local businesses, operational spending, command-related visits, and other direct and indirect impacts to the local economy.
The Navy is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement that analyzes a variety of alternatives and their potential environmental impacts and includes opportunities for the public to be involved in the process. This process supports and informs the Navy’s decision on how to proceed with the proposed project. The site-specific details received from the selected potential master developer will help inform the Navy’s environmental analyses under statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act, among others.
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Details of future public engagement opportunities will be announced when scheduled. The Navy is committed to remaining engaged with the community throughout all phases of the project.
The Navy encourages interested parties to sign up for the OTC project mailing list to receive notices about the project and opt-in for text message alerts (or update their contact information).
The solicitation and amendments are available at SAM.gov, notice ID N6247323RP00008.
View the news release announcement here.
In this episode of NAVFAC SW “THE SWEEP” Podcast, host Lynn Pence speaks with NAVWAR and Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Southwest Real Estate business line about their intention to release a competitive solicitation for a potential master developer for revitalization of OTC. Lynn is joined by Greg Geisen, NAVWAR’s project manager for the OTC Revitalization Project as well as Tanya Spenst and Erin Grandgirard from NAVFAC SW Real Estate to discuss this important project for the Navy. Released October 6, 2022.
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