OTC Redevelopment Project

SPAWAR Old Town Complex

Update 2019-07-10

Navy Region Southwest (NRSW) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow collaboration and exploration of possible options for redevelopment of the Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL) Old Town Campus (OTC).

This MOU establishes a framework for discussions between the Navy and SANDAG, but does not commit either organization to a course of action. The ability to work more closely moving forward allows the Navy to better understand SANDAG's goals and vision, and how they might be incorporated into the Navy’s redevelopment efforts.  The MOU also requires both organizations to cooperate in preparation of federal, state and local environmental documentation.

The Navy remains dedicated to creating a more modern, efficient workspace on the OTC property to better meet the mission requirements of Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) and the other tenants on the property, while working closely with SANDAG and other entities, as appropriate, to foster robust community engagement for this project.

Click here to view the MOU.




Update 2019-03-19

Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL) Old Town Campus (OTC) Request for Interest (RFI) Responses: As of 13 Mar 19, 12 entities submitted responses to the RFI, five (four developers plus SANDAG) of which contributed substantive market input.  In general, respondents had experience with this size project, envisioned new construction for SPAWAR, required the ability for dense mixed use development, and needed the Navy's specific space requirements.  In addition, some respondents indicated a desire for a long-term lease, ranging from 65 to 99 years in length.   SANDAG conceived a combined RFP for SPAWAR redevelopment, transit center, and commercial development with the possibility of public funds due to the transit component.  They highlighted their need to present a proposal for Airport Terminal 1 by June 2019, which gives the Navy a milestone to determine the feasibility of a partnered solution.


Update 2018-12-21:

RFI Questions asked by Industry and response by the Department of the Navy posted to FBO.

Email sent to industry:

This communique is in regard to the Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Complex (OTC) Industry Forum and Request for Interest

The Department of the Navy (DoN) held an Industry Forum, 5 Nov 2018 and extended the opportunity for the Industry to submit questions about the OTC revitalization effort related to the Request for Interest (RFI) posted on Navy Electronic Commerce Online (NECO) and Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps). The DoN appreciates the level of interest demonstrated by the Industry to date, and the volume of questions received.  The questions that were submitted by Industry and the DoN's corresponding responses have been posted to NECO and FedBizOpps, links are below.  Duplicate questions were received pertaining to a multitude of subjects including, but not limited to, DoN real estate authorities 10 U.S.C 2667 and 2869, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), zoning and DoN requirements. Questions addressing the same subject matter were combined where necessary and responded to accordingly. 

The Industry is encouraged to review the entire QA document, as some questions or responses have some relation to other questions or responses. Furthermore, some questions are at least partially answered within the Request for Interest (Location Profile, Facility Condition, Environmental Summary).  The DoN encourages the Industry to review both the RFI and Amendment currently on NECO and FBO. Some questions request specific information that is not currently available or not intended for release. 

As noted in RFI Section I, the RFI is a market research tool to determine potential business sources for the DoN's information and planning purposes.  The purpose of the RFI is to evaluate the current market; it is not a Request for Proposal (RFP).  Should the DoN advertise a RFP, that document will include detailed requirements with respect to space, location, design standards, parking, anticipated leasing terms and other specifics. DoN will continue to update the Industry on the interested parties contact list.  Please also continue to monitor the NBPL OTC Web Page:    




If you need any additional clarification, please send a request to:    NBPLOTCRevitaliz.fct@navy.mil

Next steps:

January 18, 2019 - Industry RFI Responses due; see page 7 of RFI for instructions.

Thank you for your interest in the OTC Revitalization project! 

Click here for a copy of the Questions and Responses 


Update 2018-12-17: Video of November 05, 2018 RFI Industry Forum posted 

Video of Industry Forum (MP4 - 50MB each)

NBPL OTC Industry Day Video - 2018-11-05 part 1.mp4

NBPL OTC Industry Day Video - 2018-11-05 part 2.mp4

NBPL OTC Industry Day Video - 2018-11-05 part 3.mp4


Update 2018-11-05

The Navy Seeks Industry Input on Redevelopment of San Diego Base

Navy Old Town Redevelopment Industry Forum

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) and Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) were amongst the many community leaders that came out Monday to endorse the Navy's vision to redevelop a portion of a San Diego Navy Base. 

The Navy hosted an "Industry Forum" aboard Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Campus (NBPL OTC) to allow industry leaders to hear about the redevelopment project, tour the location and review opportunities to redevelop the 70.5-acre site in exchange for new government facilities.

208 personnel attended the Industry Day representing 96 real estate, architecture, capital investment, construction and engineering companies.

In September 2018, the U.S. Navy issued a "Request for Interest" (RFI) on Federal Business Opportunities to solicit valuable industry input. Monday was industry and the public's first opportunity to hear the details of the Request for Information and see the team of united supporters including Congressional Representatives, Navy Leadership and the City of San Diego.

Rear Adm. Boris Becker, the Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), discussed the importance of his commands highly technical mission and the difficult challenges his workforce faces completing that mission in a World War II aircraft manufacturing plant.

Rear Adm.  Yancy Lindsey, the Commander Navy Region South West, discussed the Navy's willingness to consider all types of Industry concepts to help the Navy achieve its goals to redevelop the facilities. From long term leases to outright land swaps the Navy is anxious to hear what industry and the local community would propose.

Parts of the SPAWAR facility date back to World War II. The cavernous warehouses were used to manufacture bombers. Rear Adm. Lindsey concedes the Navy’s high-tech hub has to be rebuilt.

The City of San Diego Planning Department added their support with a briefing on the new City Council approved Midway-Pacific Highway Community Plan. The City emphasized how it had worked with the Navy and sees this new development as an "anchor store" and catalyst for the complimentary Midway-Pacific Highway Community Plan.

Industry Questions or requests for clarification are due November 26th. Industry responses and ideas are due to the Navy on January 18th. 

Click the link below to download the slides presented at the November 5, 2018 Industry Forum:

NBPL OTC Industry Forum Presentation Slides:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

List of Companies Registred to attend Industry Forum:
NBPL OTC Industry Forum  - Companies Registered

US Navy Request For Interest

Solicitation Number: N6247318RP211  on:

Federal Business Opportunities


Navy Electronic Commerce Online


Additional information:
Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Campus Brief
NBPL OTC Redevelopment Public Brief

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