As it happens, the Navy finally this week made public some financial projections of the Manchester redevelopment of the Navy Broadway Complex. These data were included in a cut-and-paste 500-page document produced by hired hands whose task was to produce a “Finding of no Significant Impact” aptly called FONSI.
In plain English, that means nothing has happened in San Diego since 1990 to vitiate the environmental findings made 16 years ago. This document is dated June 2006 and was concealed from the public and the city by the Navy for more than four months in an apparent effort to suppress public comment on the current environmental impact of the proposed redevelopment of the Navy Broadway Complex.
But the problem is that there are glaring inconsistencies between what Manchester says and what the Navy says about how much the city will get from the proposed redevelopment per year if the project ever gets built out and stabilized.
The Navy says $7 million per year; Manchester says $20 million per year. You would at least think they could get their speculative story straight. And is that with or without condo-hotels?
I could go on but read the report for yourselves.
– IAN TROWBRIDGE