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Liberty Station, San Diego
(4.6/5 based on 65+ 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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  • Very impressed what has become of the old naval training center! We stopped for a movie, had drinks, had lunch at stone brewery, walked the indoor market area. We also stopped into trader joes and the...  more »
  • Liberty Station is a great reuse of an old military training center. It incorporates art, restaurants, grocery stores, and unique foodie spots in one location. We really liked the beer tasting station...  more »
  • A vast area of restaurants and shops in an array of cloistered, landscaped plazas. Great place in this climate. 
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  • Love the atmosphere and local eateries. The Liberty Public Market is the best! Great food options in the market for everyone, include beer and wine too. The only downside is the wine choices are quite expensive. Wish there was more reasonable priced option. The bartender even told me this glass is 14 dollars + tax, so it will cost you 17 dollars for a glass with tip....
  • Cool spot with a ton of parking. Stone Brewery is amazing and so is the indoor market. You owe it to yourself to check it out if you are in the area. Kid and dog friendly too.
  • Beautiful grounds, family friendly, super dog friendly. Great community with everything you could want or need.
  • Amazing redevelopment of the old NTC on the waterfront. Great shops, museums, restaurants, and parks. Only drawback is traffic and parking at peak times.
  • 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