In 2018, Papa Doug Manchester finally broke ground for the projected 8 blocks of waterfront renderings. In 2020, the new 17 story Navy Region Southwest Headquarters was completed.

Photo Source: IQHQ SD Union Tribune

Today the downtown San Diego waterfront plans and part ownership have changed. Alan Gold of IQHQ, a life science REIT based in Solana Beach, purchased the southern two thirds leasehold interest of the Pacific Gateway project from The Manchester Financial Group.

Gold is attempting to create a Life Science Campus by taking 5 city blocks on the bay and making a lab forced campus with big pharmaceutical companies. Included in the campus will be life sciences offices, retail and a museum.

The new San Diego Research and Development District are still waiting for some approvals but their estimated completion for the first phase is summer of 2023.