The Midway-Pacific Highway Community (formerly known as Midway/Pacific Highway Corridor) is an urbanized community situated north of Downtown between Old Town and Point Loma. Midway-Pacific Highway encompasses approximately 800 acres of mostly flat land, and is comprised of main areas: the central Midway area, the Pacific Highway corridor and the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
The Midway area has a commercial core containing numerous shopping centers, institutional facilities, multifamily residential developments, visitor-oriented uses, older industrial areas and U.S. military properties. It is also the location of the Pechanga Arena, formerly known as the San Diego Sports Arena.
The area is characterized by wide streets, flat topography, and a varied mixture of auto-oriented large and small commercial developments. The Pacific Highway corridor, located between Interstate 5 on the east and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and San Diego International Airport on the west, contains commercial and industrial uses, multifamily residential developments and airport-related commercial uses.
The U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot, located in the southwestern portion of the community adjacent to Barnett Avenue, was developed in the early 1920s after significant dredging and filling along the shores of San Diego Bay.