The Navy conducted inventories of historic properties at and within a 2-mile radius of the NAVWAR Old Town Campus (OTC). These studies determined that there is a National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)-eligible historic district within OTC. This district, called the “Consolidated Aircraft Plant 2 Historic District” is eligible for listing due to its association with World War II and the Cold War. The studies also determined that the height of new buildings under Alternatives 2 through 5 would affect the visual setting of 19 historic properties located within a half-mile of OTC.
The Navy notified the California State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) that it is assessing potential effects to historic resources from the proposed action alternatives under the authority of the Naval Base Point Loma Programmatic Agreement. Under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106, the Navy accepted public comment on the potential adverse effects and suggested mitigation concurrently with the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 90-day public comment period.
The Navy will develop a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that proposes measures to mitigate adverse effects to all historic properties in consultation with the SHPO, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and interested parties.
The Navy held a public comment period from May 14, 2021 to August 12, 2021 to accept public comments on the potential adverse effect to historic properties.
In response to public and agency comments requesting additional details before a Record of Decision (ROD) is signed, the Navy intends to identify – through a competitive solicitation process – a potential master developer that can work with the Navy to develop more detailed site plans before a final alternative is selected. These development plans will help inform the Navy’s required environmental analyses under statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), NHPA, and the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA). There will be additional opportunities for public involvement before a Final EIS and ROD are published.View the Federal Register Notice View the 30-day Extension Notice
Questions or other inquiries may be directed to the project hotline or via the project email: (888) OTC-NAVY / (888) 682-6289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.