Navy Broadway Complex
The Navy Broadway Complex is a bayside military facility located in Downtown San Diego, California. It houses the primary offices of the Navy Region Southwest, and is closely tied to regional United States Coast Guard operations. The Global Advanced Traceability and Control (ATAC) and function is housed in the Navy Broadway Complex.
In the early 1900s, Pacific Fleet ships frequently docked in the San Diego harbor at what is now the intersection of Broadway and Harbor Drive. With all the necessary maritime facilities in place, the site became a supply depot. A small pier was constructed in 1922 and the first materials were moved into the Depot's warehouse in February 1923. Subsequent modifications have been made to the depot sporadically through the late 20th century.
Since the complex is on extremely valuable property, the Navy has attempted to finance a portion of operations with revenue from real estate developers seeking to build housing and commercial units. A San Diego developer actually has a lease with the US Navy to build a Navy administration complex, along with hotels, offices and shops, in an area of the complex that currently houses dilapidated buildings and government-only parking. However, as of 2010 the project is in limbo due to legal challenges and financing difficulties.