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. NCTD, through a series of studies, determined that redevelopment of the site would facilitate bus to rail connectivity for its riders; provide opportunities for enhanced amenities that would improve customer experience; and support regional housing goals.
In January 2020, a Request for Proposal (RFP) was published, and through a robust selection process, 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). At that time, it was determined that Toll Brothers’ proposal best represented NCTD’s vision for the redevelopment of OTC. Its proposal included, among other features, relocation of the BREEZE bus loop turnaround to a location adjacent to the SPRINTER and COASTER platforms; transit specific parking; ground floor activation; transit serving amenities, such as shade structures, water fountains, new customer service center and bus operator rest facilities; and exceeded the City of Oceanside’s minimum inclusionary requirement of 10% providing for a robust mixed-use development.
The application for redeveloping OTC is currently being processed through the City of Oceanside in order to secure the entitlements for the project. Because the site is located within the State’s designated coastal zone, Toll Brothers is required to seek Coastal Commission approval. Once received, this will be the last step in the approval process before construction may commence.
It is anticipated that, if approvals are timely received, construction could begin in 2025. Construction would be phased to avoid any disruption in transit services. View Project Details Here
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