Murphy Development to build new facility for Salvation Army at Brown Field Technology Park in Otay Mesa Area of San Diego, California

SAN DIEGO – Murphy Development Company (MDC) announced that it will build a two-building facility for The Salvation Army at Brown Field Technology Park (BFTP), a 52-acre corporate industrial and office park that flanks SR-905 at the Britannia Boulevard on/off ramp in the Otay Mesa area of San Diego, California.

The Salvation Army will relocate from its two downtown San Diego facilities to BFTP in Q-1 2021. The build-to-suit facility will include an 85,000-square-foot industrial building and a 45,000-square-foot support services building.
“MDC is honored to have The Salvation Army as the lead tenant in our newest development,” said Kaitlin Arduino, Executive Vice President of Murphy Development.

MDC’s development team includes architect Tim Schulze of Pacific Cornerstone Architects, K&S Engineering and Lusardi Construction as the general contractor. Michael Burton and Pasquale Ioele of Flocke & Avoyer represented The Salvation Army. Andy Irwin of JLL represented MDC.

“The Salvation Army has been in downtown San Diego for 70 years, helping thousands of people rebuild their lives,” said Major Henry Graciani, General Secretary of The Salvation Army Centers Command. “This larger facility will enable us to better serve an additional 20 more men each month, bringing the total to 120 men in our no-cost adult rehabilitation/job training program. We look forward to our new long-term home in Otay Mesa,” continued Major Graciani.
In addition to The Salvation Army facility, MDC will build two additional industrial buildings at BFTP, Building A, a 103,662-square-foot building, and Building C, a 124,326-square-foot building. These state-of-the-art buildings will feature 32-foot clear heights, 4,000 amps of 277/480 volt power, manufacturing sewer and water capacity, ESFR sprinklers, concrete truck courts, wide column spacing, and high dock door ratios designed for distribution users.

BFTP is ideally locally located for business, adjacent to Brown Field Airport and positioned within a U.S. Department of Commerce Foreign Trade Zone which offers important tax incentives for local companies. Its flexible design allows for industrial, R&D, office, manufacturing and corporate engineering buildings.

The SR-905 freeway features a diamond interchange at the entrance to the BFTP on Britannia Boulevard and has convenient access to the I-805 and I-5 Freeways, and the South Bay Expressway (SR 125 Toll Road).
“Brown Field Technology Park offers potential tenants state-of-the-art design, large setbacks, impeccable corporate image and landscaping coupled with San Diego’s lowest occupancy costs,” said R. Michael Murphy, president of MDC, which has developed or master-planned more than 10 million square feet on Otay Mesa in the past 35 years.

Murphy Development is responsible for attracting numerous Fortune 500 tenants to Otay Mesa and for raising the image of the area to a Class A corporate environment for businesses. The 2.1 million-square-foot Siempre Viva Business Park, which is complete, has been home to a variety of high-profile Fortune 500 tenants, including Bose, Hitachi, NYK Logistics, General Dynamics, Pioneer, Samwha, Tyson, Mattel, US Joiner, Iron Mountain, United Parcel Service, Mitsui, Ajinomoto, and most recently Beckton Dickinson and Mainfreight.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar donated The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to

About Murphy Development
San Diego-based Murphy Development Company (MDC) has master planned and developed more than 10 million square feet of multi-phase corporate industrial and technology parks in San Diego. MDC acquires land and develops best-in-class corporate parks with the goal of leasing buildings – or completing build-to-suits for sale or lease – to Fortune 500 companies. Murphy Development is currently marketing 31 acres at the Scripps Ranch Technology Park and 65 acres in Otay Mesa within its Brown Field Technology Park and The Campus at San Diego Business Park. Plans for these projects include more than 2 million square feet of corporate headquarters, office and industrial facilities. For information, visit