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Posts in category Fisherman’s Wharf

CICA Mayoral Debate on KADY

SAY NO to apartments at FishermanR...

SAY NO to Apartments at Fisherman’s Wharf! The Board of Supervisors recently gave an option for a very long-term (65-year) lease to a developer who proposed a “mixed use development project” for Fisherman’s Wharf. Translation: a high-density apartment project, together with resident parking structures for over 600 vehicles. The stated rationale from our leaders is […]

Fisherman’s Wharf: A Misuse of Public...

Channel Islands Harbor, one of the most striking harbors on America’s West Coast, and its grand entrance — Fisherman’s Wharf — are in decay. This reflects 15 years of mismanagement by Ventura County, including a disappointing lack of understanding about how a government entity should nurture, develop and operate a publicly owned coastal resource. The […]

Fishermans Wharf, Jan 16 Comments

Fisherman’s Wharf, Oxnard, CA – Community feedback was requested by residents who attended a presentation made on January 16, 2016, in which 390 apartments are proposed and about 25,000 square feet of commercial/retail at the corner of Channel Islands Blvd and Victoria Ave. Presenting were Mike Mercandante of the Channel Islands Community Association (CICA, a […]

The Value of Public Spaces

A wonderful story about how public spaces can change the character of a city. Watching Amanda Burton describe her experiences in planning public spaces, I was struck at the high bar she set’s for City planners across the county. Immediately I was left with a great sense of disappointment in how the County of Ventura […]

How Public Spaces Make Cities Work

In this Ted talk Amanda Burton demonstrates that Vision and Imagination are the ingredients of revitalization, not rooftops. Making public places inviting and comfortable is at the core to successful public places.

Time to Return Channel Islands Harbor...

Last November 10, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors unanimously cleared the way for the redevelopment of Fisherman’s Wharf by approving a developer’s lease option.  In their view, this vote finally “solved” the problem of this critical gateway property at the entrance of Channel Islands Harbor by simply blanketing it with a few hundred apartments. […]