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Manchester Pacific Gateway Development at Harbor Drive and Broadway

Feb 28, 2017 05:53PM ● By Linda Heath

Manchester Pacific Gateway Development at Harbor Drive and Broadway will Commence Building in April to Replace the Current Navy Facility, the Broadway Complex.

The development Project was presented to the public Friday, by Mr. Perry Dealy the Development Manager who has been with the Project for over ten years, and has been waiting for all legalities and construction and environmental issues to be completed and construction will begin in April.

In a partnership with the Navy, Manchester Financial Group the Developer of the project, Dealy Development Inc. the Development Manager, Gensler the Architect, Turner Construction and others, this project will be a major improvement to the Bayfront area of Harbor Drive and Broadway.  The Navy has provided an unprecedented leasy of 99years to the project and that may be renewed, but will revert back to Navy ownership after that period.

The 12.07 acre property is sitting at the Gateway of San Diego and encompasses 1/4 mile of water frontage on San Diego Bay and close to the USS Midway Museum.
The project will be accessible from major highways, Interstates 5 and 8 and several roads which intersect with them.  The Trolley system is a short block away, the Coaster train and Amtrak are also close by and the Metro Bus system has many stops around the area so whether you walk or ride there will be many ways to get to the Manchester Pacific Gateway.

The air and water routes are covered as well in that the San Diego International Airport and the Coronado Ferry are near by and the ferry makes a direct trip to the site. There will be ample parking allotted and 3000 below ground spaces will be available along with street parking.
The entire complex will consist of a 1.9 acre park, a 5 star Hotel, a 4 star Hotel, restaurants office spaces, Seaport Building with shops, and office space and finally a Navy Operations Building.

Manchester Pacific Gateway Project Overview
1. Cultivate a world-class mixed-use development on the San Diego Waterfront
2. Develop a new Class A office building for the U.S. Navy Headquarters
3. Increase quality of life by granting public access and engagement
4. Enhance the local economy by creating new jobs
5. Create Class A office space to attract businesses who are relocating or expanding to the San
Diego region
Project Principles:
1. Build a true sense of place for community
2. Restore the cultural and historical interest of the public
3. Get the local community involved
4. Create a vision for tomorrow
1. Navy conducted significant public outreach and then went through a NEPA (National
Environmental Policy Act), CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) and Coastal Commission
approval process for a mixed use waterfront development that also included a new Class A
Office Building for the US Navy. The City Council and Navy approved a Development Agreement
for the 8 block property
i. Manchester Financial Group was awarded the project after public review
2. Five public agencies (City, County, Navy, Port and CCDC) coordinated the program for
development on the Navy Broadway Complex including the NEVP (North Embarcadero Visionary
i. Manchester Financial Group went through an extensive public review with the
City of San Diego and NAVY over 9 years ago and had tremendous public
outreach with Civic San Diego to get City Master Plan Approvals
3. The pre-development has continued with public support by the Downtown SD Partnership,
Chamber of Commerce, EDC, SDMAC (San Diego Military Council), and other groups and
Public Benefits:
The public benefits for the development are significant and unprecedented including but not limited to:
1. Over 4 of 12 acres will be public open space (33% public open space) including a 1.9 acre
public park at the foot of Broadway along Harbor Drive
i. Expansion and continuity of San Diego’s North Embarcadero Visionary Plan
1. Park
2. Urban streetscape design
3. Landscape site plan
ii. Beautiful Extension of Downtown San Diego to the waterfront that encourages
pedestrian engagement
1. Paseo
2. Street setbacks
3. Plaza
4. 40,000 square foot museum
5. Sidewalk cafes and restaurants
6. Opening up E, F and G streets for pedestrian access, walkability, and
vehicles, connecting the downtown to the San Diego Bay
2. Public parking will include over 2,500 parking spaces for nights, weekends and holidays
3. Public Art and Signage
Environmental Benefits:
Our goal is to clean up an 8 city-block chain link blighted property at the front door of San Diego and
implement the following:
1. Transportation and transit systems (TOD)
2. Urban design
3. Public facilities and services
4. Natural and cultural resources
5. Economic development and growth
6. LEED Gold Sustainability
Economic Benefits:
1. Over $12 million dollars a year of TOT to the City for parks, roads, police, fire and other public
projects for the neighborhoods
2. Over $10 million dollars a year of Property Tax to the County of SD for schools and other public uses
3. Over $15 million dollars a year in Sales Tax
4. Over 2,443 construction jobs
5. Over 3,920 permanent jobs
6. Over 2,500 parking spaces for the public on nights, weekends and holidays
7. Over 240,000 SF of retail and museum including visitor serving restaurants and shops
8. Providing a new Class A office building for the US Navy

This project will be a destination of choice for travelers and residents alike with all the amenities you can imagine!  For more information, see the attached video presentation or go to the website at

Linda Heath, Senior Reporter


Manchester Pacific Gateway

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