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Liberty Station, San Diego

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4.6/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
Liberty Station is a mixed-use development in San Diego, California on the site of the former Naval Training Center San Diego. It is located in the Point Loma community of San Diego. It has a waterfront location, on a boat channel off of San Diego Bay, just west of the San Diego Airport and a few miles north of Downtown San Diego. The 361acre project includes several distinct districts: a retail and commercial district, a promenade focused on nonprofit activities, an educational district, a residential district, a hotel district, an office district, and a park/open space area along the boat channel.The Naval Training Center site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and many of the individual structures are designated as historic by the city of San Diego. Dozens of the historical buildings are being adapted for stores, offices, schools, and other purposes.HistoryThe project started when the Navy announced in 1993 that it was closing the San Diego training center. The City of San Diego created a 27-member commission to determine what to do with the site. The commission developed and the city accepted a detailed plan that served as the basis for a request for quotation from a master developer; The Corky McMillin Company was selected. The base closed with a ceremony on March 21 1997.In November 2012 Phase Two of the renovation was completed, bringing the total number of buildings successfully adapted to fifteen. The nonprofit NTC Foundation oversees the development of the historic and nonprofit area. According to Foundation director Alan Ziter, "This is the largest historical preservation project in San Diego and it's also the city's largest arts and culture project in terms of size and scope. It's been slow and steady. But we'll get it done."
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  • It's such a well designed and executed set of attractions - and the plans for adding new ones are so ambitious - that there is a danger it will be overrun with visitors. 1200 different kinds of user i...  read more »
  • I live outside of San Diego. I love this place so much that I come here several times a week. I consider myself somewhat of a local. There's so much stuff to do. I have kids ranging in age from a one-...  read more »
  • Liberty Station keeps growing and getting better. With lots of parking available on this former military base, free parking usually is usually not a hassle. You can shop at the mall, dine at one of th...  read more »
  • I like the direction they are going with this, but I think the developer lost some really good tenants. There are many good shops and restaurants here , plus the Rock church is here and a great place for worship
  • This is an excellent preservation of the old Naval Training Center. Many classic buildings are repurposed to support various arts. Bring your family here and enjoy several hours.
  • This base reuse must be one of the best in the country. Fabulous new opportunities for Peninsula families.
  • Always love wandering around here with my girlfriend. It's getting more crowded but all in all great
  • I've been watching this place develop since they first started adding stores to it. Nowadays, it's a bustling shopping centre with some great food options and plenty to do. Always worth a trip, but it's packed on weekends, especially Sunday's.
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