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Redevelopment Carlsbad Village and Poinsettia Stations

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NCTD is redeveloping underutilized land around its transit centers to create vibrant, mixed-use communities that will increase ridership and regional connectivity, transform the transit experience and support long-term sustainability goals.

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About Projects

NCTD identified the Carlsbad Village and Poinsettia Transit Stations as two locations that would largely benefit from the redevelopment process. The Carlsbad Redevelopment Projects will create new opportunities for affordable housing, work and leisure activities that provide job opportunities and new tax revenue, reduce automobile reliance, and maximize North County’s access to the greater San Diego area through a large and diverse public transportation network.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) for the redevelopment the Carlsbad Poinsettia Transit Station and the Carlsbad Village Transit Station was issued on April 8, 2022. On January 19, 2023, the NCTD Board of Directors approved the recommendation of the Source Selection Committee to enter into an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) with SBP Fabric LLC, a partnership between Sea Breeze Properties, LLC., and FABRIC Investments, Inc. to redevelop the Carlsbad Village Transit Station, and Raintree Partners to redevelop the Carlsbad Poinsettia Transit Station. 

Proposers were evaluated based on the criteria in the RFP, which emphasized transit prioritization and transit amenities. The Board action is the first step toward transforming the existing transit stations into vibrant community gathering spaces where residents and visitors can live, work, play and ride. Entering into the ENA will allow all parties to work through the next steps in the planning process, including project designs and engaging with the community on project features. 

It is anticipated that the sites will undergo a 2 to 3 year period of design and entitlement with the City of Carlsbad before construction could begin.

Carlsbad Poinsettia Station

An 11.47-acre site that is located a quarter mile from the ocean with preserved ocean views, adjacent to existing development, and access to I-5. The site currently hosts 345 parking spaces for our COASTER and BREEZE riders, which will need to be replaced/maintained in a future development.

Raintree Partners has been selected to redevelop Carlsbad Poinsettia Station, with the goal to create an environment that extends off the train and into the community, making transit more enjoyable and convenient for commuters, residents and Carlsbad visitors.

Carlsbad Village Station

Located in the heart of the Village and is also a quarter mile from the ocean. The site consists of 14.37 total acres and includes 435 parking spaces for our COASTER and BREEZE riders, which will need to be replaced/maintained in a future development.

SBP Fabric LLC, a partnership between Sea Breeze Properties, LLC., and FABRIC Investments, Inc., has been selected to redevelop Carlsbad Village Station to create an engaging and welcoming space that complements the Village and transforms the way people experience transit.

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Development solutions at sites will address the following goals:

• Generate income for NCTD through redevelopment of sites with residential and/or commercial uses to offset or defray NCTD’s operational costs

• Fuel economic growth, support local and state climate change and air quality goals, and advance our region’s transit connectivity

• Provide NCTD patrons new parking facilities with sufficient capacity to meet current and projected demand

• Improve the overall transit rider’s experience by providing amenities that also compliment the City’s long-term planning objectives

• Contribute to regional housing needs through facilitating the construction of market rate and affordable housing units

• For Carlsbad Poinsettia Station, NCTD is seeking a creative solution to support a minimum of (5) bus bays with direct connection to the COASTER platforms that will support future ridership requirements. This requirement includes at least (4) bus bays designed to accommodate a 40’ transit bus (40’ long and 10’ wide) and (1) that can accommodate a 60’ transit bus

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