OCEANSIDE, CA – As the new year begins, there is good reason to be optimistic about Oceanside’s economic prospects. As 2021 presented many challenges for the business world, many new businesses opened and major projects were completed, which created jobs and helped maintain a robust economy.
The long-awaited resorts, the Mission Pacific Hotel at 201 N. Myers St. and the Seabird Resort at 101 Mission Ave, opened in May 2021. Restaurants and cocktail lounges at the resorts include The Rooftop Bar, High/Low and Valle in the Mission Pacific and Piper, the Shore Room Bar & Lounge and the Shelter Club in the Seabird.
Related: Seabird Resort & Mission Pacific Hotel Celebrates Openings
The William A. Wagner Aquatic Center at 3306 Senior Center Drive in El Corazon is a world-class aquatic center with competition-level amenities to serve Oceanside residents, school districts, and regional swim events. The aquatic center includes a 56-meter competition pool, diving boards, an educational pool, a paddling pool, administrative offices, meeting rooms, a large multi-purpose room, changing rooms and outdoor recreation and observation areas.
Related: Oceanside’s El Corazon Aquatic Center Officially Opening August 21st
The Tremont Collective opened at 602 South Tremont in November 2021. This project transformed former auto repair garages into a mixed-use project with retail, restaurants and a creative warehouse-style office. Retailers and restaurants include Brixton, Communal Coffee, Communal Annex, BottleCraft, Shootz Fish & Beer, Al Fresko, Atacama Surf Shop, STAB Magazine and Verve Studios.
Related: Inside Tremont Collective: Becoming Community in Oceanside
MiraCosta Community College’s new Community Learning Center, located at 1831 Mission Ave., includes a 9,910 square foot Student Services Building offering a student-centered facility that consolidates study areas, socializing and staff space in one place.
Related: Sneak Peak: MiraCosta Community Learning Center in Oceanside
San Diego County North Coast Well Living Center open at 3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd. at the Ocean Ranch Corporate Center. The facility houses Aging and Independence Services, a Military and Veterans Resource Center, Community Health Promotions, Regional Administration, and Public Health and Behavioral Health Services.
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NEW BUSINESSES OPENING IN 2021 – GREATER OCEANSIDE
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AID FOR BUSINESSES Special permits COVID-19
Due to the State of California’s recent indoor mask requirements, the City of Oceanside will automatically extend all temporary special COVID-19 permits for outdoor fitness classes, etc. which will expire on December 31, 2021. Businesses will not need to reapply. for the extension and existing permits will automatically be extended until March 31, 2022. The City will reassess the program at that time. For questions, call Patrick Young at 760-435-5215.
Check GO-Biz California Return Guide – This guide is intended to help businesses identify new and existing state funding resources relevant to recovery and success.
OCEANSIDE CITY COVID-19 NON-PROFIT GRANT PROGRAM
On March 11, 2021, the American Recue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law, allocating $32.3 million in state and local coronavirus fiscal stimulus funds to the City of Oceanside. As part of its ARPA spending plan, the Oceanside City Council approved $1 million to be used for grants to local nonprofits adversely affected by COVID-19. To be eligible for grant funds, an applicant must be a tax-exempt, Oceanside-based charity in good standing, such as
described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Scholarships will be awarded in two categories:
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to offset the organization’s lost revenue due to COVID-19.
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 for specific programs or activities (new or existing) to help address the negative impacts in Oceanside caused by COVID-19.
Grant amounts will be determined based on several factors, including financial impacts on the organization related to COVID-19, applicants’ positive impact on community economic recovery, and applicants’ ability to help affected underserved populations. disproportionately by COVID-19. Acceptance of applications until January 31, 2022. More information and online application. For questions regarding this program, please contact Michelle Geller, Economic Development Manager, at [email protected] or 760-435-3351.
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