Long-Awaited 426-Room Hotel Development Clears Oceanside Planning Commission
Last night, the Oceanside Planning Commission approved a proposal for a new hospitality complex consisting of three hotel buildings with a total of 426 hotel rooms.
The Inns at Buena Vista Creek project located south of Highway 78 and east of Jefferson Street is within the Fire Mountain Neighborhood Planning Area. 6.32 acres of the project site is within the City of Oceanside’s Coastal Zone, and 3.52 acres of the site is outside of the City’s Coastal Zone. The proposed project would be in close proximity to the Scripps Medical Outpatient facility, El Camino North Shopping Center, Shoppes at Carlsbad, North County Plaza, and the Plaza Camino Real Transit Center.
The first of the three proposed buildings would be located on the west portion of the project site, and consist of a six-story, 167,160 square foot building with 179 hotel rooms. The building is to make space for a 3,500 square foot restaurant on its first floor, along with conference rooms, banquet rooms, and a fitness facility.
The second building located at the center of the project site would also serve as a hotel and would consist of a five-story 73,285 square foot building with 135 hotel rooms. The building would include fitness and dining facilities.
The third proposed hotel building would be a four-story, 82,570 square foot building with 112 hotel rooms. This structure would feature amenities such as breakfast/dining, fitness, and meeting facilities. An outdoor pool, spa, and sport court areas would also be included.
The project would also include a large one story, 4,000 square foot Pavilion building.
Plentiful parking is planned for the project as a four-story parking structure is planned on the project sites. A total of 479 regular and handicapped parking spaces are planned to provide service to the hotels, planned restaurant and pavilion buildings.
The project proposed by Jenna Development has been in the planning pipeline since 2014 and will require additional approvals from the Coastal Commission and Carlsbad Planning Commission per the City’s staff report.
Architects Orange designed the buildings to incorporate a coastal craftsman architectural theme. The color scheme of the buildings consists of earth tones. Building materials would include concrete shake roofs, fiber cement siding, exterior cement plaster, ledge stone veneer and trim, brick veneer, wood fascia, and other materials.
According to the developer, the project would start construction in two years pending final approval from the other jurisdictions.