A lot has changed at the Oxnard, California, boatyard since it was built in 1899.
Now, it’s being converted into a hotel and condominium development that will house the city’s first hotel.
The city of Oxnard is preparing to sell the boatyard, the last of its kind in the state, to the developer, a consortium led by former NFL players Vinny Cerrato and Jim Tomsula.
The sale will be contingent on the city getting approval from the California Coastal Commission to build a hotel, and the developers are waiting for that approval before the deal can be completed.
The deal will include a hotel on the property, according to the announcement, but the property will also include an office building, retail space, parking, an entertainment complex and a parking garage.
The hotel will be located in a converted boat yard, a facility originally built in the 1920s.
The boatyard was a gathering place for former NFL star Jerry Rice, who worked there as a janitor and as a field worker.
It was renamed the Boatyard of the Future in the late 1960s, and was renovated in the 1980s and 1990s.
In 2003, the city acquired the property.
The development is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.