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Navy To Hold Public Meetings On Potential NAVWAR Redevelopment Into Transit Hub

The former Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, or SPAWAR, headquarters c...

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Above: The former Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, or SPAWAR, headquarters complex is shown in this undated photo. The Navy has since changed the name of the agency to Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, or NAVWAR.

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The Navy will hold its first meeting Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Liberty Station Conference Center. Public comments can also be submitted online.

Aired: February 10, 2020 | Transcript

A plan to build a transit hub with a connection to San Diego’s airport on Navy property is taking another step forward.

The Navy and San Diego’s regional planning agency, SANDAG, are working together to potentially develop a transit hub on the site of the NAVWAR Old Town Complex. Last month, the Navy and SANDAG signed an agreement to redevelop the 70-acre site.

But much more work remains to be done. This week, the Navy will begin holding a series of meetings to get the public to weigh in on the proposal, which is part of the environmental review process. The Navy will hold its first meeting Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Liberty Station Conference Center. Public comments can also be submitted online.

RELATED: Navy Begins Prep For Environmental Statement At NAVWAR Site

Jennifer Van Grove, who covers growth and development for The San Diego Union-Tribune, joined Midday Edition on Monday to discuss the project.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly state the meeting was Wednesday. It is on Thursday. We regret the error.

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