A LIFE SCIENCE CAMPUS
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.
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.