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Developer Explains Navy Broadway Project Changes In Downtown San Diego

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Construction on a proposed Navy headquarters on San Diego’s waterfront faces one more legal hurdle before it could move forward.

Legal challenges have kept the $1.2 billion project at bay, ever since Navy leaders introduced it in the 1980s.

The California Coastal Commission agreed to settle with project developer Doug Manchester on Aug. 27.

Only one lawsuit remains, filed by the Broadway Navy Complex Coalition. Should the developer win that suit, construction could begin immediately.

Perry Dealy, president and CEO of Dealy Development, Inc., said the project would replace eight blocks of blighted property and create access to the waterfront.

"Our eight blocks really has evolved to be very complimentary for the whole western waterfront," Dealy told KPBS Midday Edition on Wednesday. "We agreed to make it visitor serving."

Dealy said the project will include two hotels, retail space, public parking, a museum and office space, including space for the Navy.

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