OCEANSIDE TRANSIT CENTER
In 1984, the Oceanside Transit Center was rebuilt to replace a 1940’s Santa Fe Depot. Since then, additional modifications have been made to the center to accommodate additional train and bus service. With the current need to improve the customer experience, and low-income housing, a redevelopment project was considered.
In January 2020, a Request for Proposal (RFP) was published, and on September 17, 2020, the NCTD Board of Directors authorized the Executive Director to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) with Toll Brothers, Inc. (Toll Brothers). Pursuant to the terms of the ENA, an Option Agreement was negotiated with Toll Brothers and entered into March 18, 2021. The Option Agreement allows for NCTD and Toll Brothers to conditionally pursue the development of OTC and includes the Disposition and Development Agreement and Ground Lease that will be executed once entitlements and approvals are obtained.
Toll Brothers is currently working with the City of Oceanside to secure the entitlements for the redevelopment project. Once approved, Toll Brothers will then, seek Coastal Commission approval of the redevelopment project because it is located in the coastal zone.
The redevelopment project improvements will include:
- Relocation of bus island closer to rail platforms
- Integrated ticketing center for all transit modes
- 560 parking spaces for NCTD patrons
- Improved public spaces and amenities for transit riders
- Affordable and market rate housing units
- New 50,000 sf NCTD General Administrative Office