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Oceanside, as the transportation hub of North County, is on track and on the move, even in this economy. Oceanside is in a unique position in San Diego County with three of the east-west transportation corridors: Highway 78, Highway 76; and now the Sprinter, the new light rail line that connects I-5 and I-15. The downtown North County Transit station is one of the busiest transit stations in the state. With a staffed Amtrak station, the Coaster, the Metrolink and the Sprinter, Oceanside is taking advantage of this unique position.

Some of the entitled but not yet started construction in downtown Oceanside is poised to hit the market with access to transportation now that gas is over $4 a gallon. The CityMark project will have 231 condos, 48,000 square feet of commercial and a 124-room hotel.

The S.D. Malkin hotel project will have 336 rooms, and 48-room fractional time shares. The use of "fractional" time shares required a change to the city's Local Coastal Plan, and that process is almost complete. The CityMark project cannot start until the Malkin hotel has started construction.

333 Pacific, a Cohn Restaurant Group project, is set to open in the Wyndham this fall.

New tenants at Oceanside Terraces include Harney Sushi, Ensemble, Maui Wowi and Red Cup Yogurt.

The California Surf Museum is tripling its space downtown.

Thomas Enterprises' Pavilion project plans include a big box, a theater complex, a lifestyle component and some smaller boxes, which due to the size may be built in phases. The Thomas rep is Mel Kuhnel with leasing by Ward Kampf of Thomas and Beth Bradford of B2 and Co.

The Oceanside Marketplace and Business Center, a retail and office project located at the east of College and Oceanside Boulevard, has leasing by Lee and Associates.

San Luis Rey Crossing will be a 17,088-square-foot project on College Boulevard and North River Road, with leasing by Colliers.

AMB's Pacific Coast Business Park has 214,000 square feet under construction of the ultimate 1.5 million square feet of this new park. Leasing by Lee and Associates. Pacific Coast Business Park was selected as the site for the Pacific Marine Credit Union corporate offices and an on-site credit union. The credit union was represented by Kirk Allison and Vic Gausepohl of Colliers.

Coldwell Banker Commercial recently sold lots 19 and 20 in the Ocean Ranch Corporate Centre to Windstar, who will be building 220,000 square feet.

Seagate Corporate Center, a Rockefeller development, was recently selected as the site for the new 80,000-square-foot Veterans Affairs Clinic. Coldwell Banker represented the owners.

Oceanside Gateway, a bkm Development project, recently completed the final phase of 26 industrial buildings totaling 242,953 square feet with sales by Colliers and Coldwell Banker. Ocean Terrace, a 101,000-square-foot medical and professional office building at Rancho del Oro and Vista Way, is complete. Leasing by CB Richard Ellis.

Ocean Ranch Plaza now includes a Marriott Residence Inn, Kaiser Permanente, QinetiQ and number of other users. Leasing by Rudy Dvorak of Kahl and Goveia.

At Old Grove Road and Highway 76 is Plaza 76, a medical and professional office building, with leasing by Colliers.

A new 101-room hotel designed by CJK International is under construction above the harbor.

Oceanside's location and commitment to bringing new jobs, stores and hospitality opportunities keeps Oceanside on track and on the move.

Submitted by Jane McVey for the city of Oceanside

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