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Congresswoman Davis Offers Options On Navy Broadway Project Location

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San Diego Congresswoman Susan Davis is working on legislation that offers the Navy an alternative to building its new head quarters on San Diego’s waterfront.

Congresswoman Davis Offers Options On Navy Broadway Project Location
San Diego Congresswoman Susan Davis is working on legislation that offers the Navy an alternative to building its new head quarters on San Diego’s waterfront.

The Navy has been trying to move ahead on a new Southwest Regional Headquarters for more than two decades.

Developer Doug Manchester won the contract to replace the old military buildings with commercial high rises and a new headquarters, but the Navy Broadway Project is bogged down in lawsuits.

Davis said most military headquarters are built on bases.

“It’s a very large building we’re talking about, that has to be up-armored. A lot of money is being put in to secure it on that location,“ she said. ” Clearly, on a military base you could have a very forward-looking administration building that answers all the needs of Navy Region Southwest and preserves this land for another purpose.“

Davis said she hopes to help find a win-win situation for the Navy and critics of the proposed Navy Broadway Complex. She said having the option to shift the new headquarters to a base could remove some of the barriers to the project.

She would like to see the the Navy have a different kind of presence on the waterfront, one that fits better with the business and tourism center.

Davis’ legislation is part of the Defense Authorization Act, which has passed the House of Representatives but has not yet passed in the Senate.