Major Milestone: NAVWAR REVITALIZATION Draft EIS Published

Navy favors project with 10K homes for I-5 site

By Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union Tribune, May 14th 2021

The Navy has determined it would like to work alongside private developers to replace its familiar-but-obsolete hangars along Interstate 5 with new facilities, thousands of homes, plenty of office space for large companies, two hotels and community shops in towers stretching as high as 350 feet — with a transit center to boot.

The preliminary decision for the 70-acre site in the Midway District, commonly referred to as NAVWAR, was published today by the United States Department of the Navy in what’s known as a draft environmental impact statement.


Today the Navy publicly released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for NAVWAR Revitalization on Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Campus in San Diego.

The Navy wants to hear from you and your colleagues. Your comments will make a difference.

Written public comments are encouraged at:

or verbal public comments at two Online Town Halls (June 8 & 23; 5:30 to 8 p.m. Pacific Time)

The Navy prepared a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which analyzes five action alternatives. The alternatives in the EIS represent a range of feasible options for redevelopment and include an array of development densities.  Two alternatives also include a transit center. The EIS analyzes the potential impacts of the alternatives and aids guides the Navy in developing its Record of Decision.

What’s Next?

14 MAY                Draft EIS published

14 MAY                60-day Public Comment Period begins

08 JUN                  First Online Public Meeting to present information on the project and accept verbal public comment.

23 JUN                  Second Online Public Meeting

13 JUL                   60-day Public Comment Period closes

Fall ’21 EST           Final EIS Published

Winter ’21 EST     Record of Decision Published – This will announce the DON’s decision on which alternative we will follow to acquire new facilities.

To read the 750 page Draft EIS, the 50 page Executive Summary or just watch a cool video or two go to: and click on “Draft EIS Summary”