The city’s downtown planning board could give the Navy and developer Doug Manchester the assurance to move forward with their plans to redevelop the Navy Broadway complex at a meeting today, a goal the two partners expected to attain in July.

Stafffor the Centre City Development Corp.’s board has said that the plans Manchester and the Navy have meet the technical requirements of the developments 1992 guidelines, but said that project’s individual buildings and architecture are subject to being vetted in the future.

Under the guidelines, Manchester can lease the property and build hotels, offices, shops and museum space as long as he also constructs a new regional headquarters for the Navy for free.

CCDC’s ruling on the proposal’s compliance to the 1992 agreement is not necessary for the redevelopment project to move forward, but both the Navy and Manchester have said they will not ink a lease, which they need finalized by Jan. 1, until CCDC signs off.

The CCDC meeting will be held in the City Council chambers at 1 p.m. today.


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