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Oxnard Planning Commission Nixes County Bid to Change Rules to Accommodate its Fishermans Wharf Redevelopment Proposal

Oxnard Planning Commission Nixes County Bid to Change Rules to Accommodate its Fishermans Wharf Redevelopment Proposal

By George Miller In a 5-1 vote, the Oxnard Planning Commission declined to approve a request by the county to change Oxnard’s Local Coastal Plan to allow a 400 apartment unit redevelopment plan for the faded icon Fisherman’s Wharf property in Channel Islands Harbor. Watch for details in our upcoming story on it. George Miller […]

Fisherman’s Wharf Public Outreach Meeting Doesn’t Go as Intended

Fisherman’s Wharf Public Outreach Meeting Doesn’t Go as Intended

By George Miller Although this was an Oxnard event, it should be of interest to anyone in the region interested in coastal/harbor recreation matters. On Monday, April 22, over 250 people showed up for a City Of Oxnard public workshop held as required for public outreach on a  proposed change to the city’s Local Coastal […]

Battle over Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf redevelopment being fought out in the shadows

Battle over Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf redevelopment being fought out in the shadows

By George Miller Oxnard’s Fisherman’s Wharf was developed decades ago, under the auspices of Ventura County, which claims ownership of the lower Chanel Islands Harbor, where it is situated. An idyllic representation of a New England fishing village, it contains a working fishing wharf/processing facility, a lighthouse and shops/restaurants in a New England architectural style, […]

City of Oxnard Local Coastal Plan (LCP) Update

City of Oxnard Local Coastal Plan (LCP) Update

What: Third public meeting regarding the City of Oxnard LCP Update. The City of Oxnard LCP was written in 1982 and is in need of a comprehensive update that will include new and emerging coastal topics such as sea level rise (SLR). Beginning in 2014, the City acquired grant and local funding to update the […]

Boom! Oxnard City manager responds to County demand to change Coastal Plan for Fisherman’s Wharf redevelopment

Boom! Oxnard City manager responds to County demand to change Coastal Plan for Fisherman’s Wharf redevelopment

By George Miller City Manager replies with rejection/repudiation of Harbor Dept. demands to make its plans conform The once Idyllic Oxnard “Fisherman’s Wharf” waterside development at Channel Islands Blvd. and Victoria Ave. is the object of a battle between the City of Oxnard and neighborhood residents vs. the Ventura County Harbor Department.  The latter wanted to […]

VC Harbor Dept tries to force Oxnard compliance on Fisherman’s Wharf project

VC Harbor Dept tries to force Oxnard compliance on Fisherman’s Wharf project

By George Miller   Lyn Krieger, Director of the Ventura County Harbor Department sent  a demanding, legalistic letter to Oxnard Planning Director Ashley Golden, insisting that the City change its Local Coastal Plan (LCP) to conform with its 2030 General Plan and claiming that state law requires them to do so. The intent is to force the […]

Oxnard Says No to Amendment in Fisherman’s Wharf Apartment Project

Oxnard Says No to Amendment in Fisherman’s Wharf Apartment Project

By Debbie Mitchell CITY OF OXNARD Harbor TASK FORCE MEETING Regarding City of Oxnard’s Jurisdictional Role in Ventura County’s FISHERMAN’S WHARF APARTMENT PROJECT  CITY SAYS NO to Amendment The Harbor Task Force Meeting was attended by over 120 residents at the PAC on Thursday September 29th. The Mayor opened the meeting with an explanation that […]