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Santa Paula Council Approves First Historic Designation in Over Two Decades

Santa Paula Council Approves First Historic Designation in Over Two Decades

By Sheryl Hamlin This column has been following the Hardison property since 2014 when Williams Homes acquired the 20 acre site from the Procter estate. The originally proposed site plan consisted of 58 homes, relocated barn and all other structures and landscape removed. Read those reports here. Other responses to City Planning documents are here […]

Santa Paula | Final Tract Map for Historic Hardison House

Santa Paula | Final Tract Map for Historic Hardison House

By Sheryl Hamlin At the September 19, 2018 Santa Paula City Council meeting, the tract map for the Hardison House remainder parcel surrounded by 36 units from Williams Homes was approved 3-0 with Council Member Procter recusing and Council Member Hernandez resigned. History Williams Homes bought this property in January 2014. The Ciyty’s planning consultant […]

Hardison Farmstead on Ojai Road – On The Move

Hardison Farmstead on Ojai Road – On The Move

By Pam Murphy, Santa Paula Conservancy If you’ve driven Ojai Road past the Hardison Farmstead lately at 1226 Ojai Road you may have noticed some construction activity. Two acres of the 20 acre parcel have been set aside as a ‘remainder parcel’ which includes the original Italianate Victorian home built in 1884, historic barn and […]

Santa Paula: Agreement Reached in Historic Hardison Property Lawsuit

Santa Paula: Agreement Reached in Historic Hardison Property Lawsuit

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 2.10B on the Consent Calendar of the March 20, 2017 Santa Paula Council meeting was described as follows: Approval of a Settlement Agreement in San Buenaventura Conservancy, et al. v. City of Santa Paula, et al. – Ventura Superior Court Case No.56-2016-00487940-CU-WM-OXN An item on the Consent Calendar is deemed non-controversial […]

The Santa Paula Conservancy: History as a Resource

The Santa Paula Conservancy: History as a Resource

By Sheryl Hamlin Gabriel Zamora spoke in Public Comments at the January 3, 2017 Santa Paula Council Meeting representing the newly formed Santa Paula Conservancy, a 501C3 organization. He informed the council and the audience about two projects which will potentially affect historic properties: the landscaping at Ebell Park and the demolition of the Robert […]

Lawsuit Filed Against City of Santa Paula and Developer -Williams Homes Over Approval of Development of Historic Property

Lawsuit Filed Against City of Santa Paula and Developer -Williams Homes Over Approval of Development of Historic Property

Case Number: 56-2016-00487940-CU-WM-VTA The San Buenaventura Conservancy and the Santa Paula Conservancy have filed suit against the City of Santa Paula and Williams Homes, Inc., because the city’s approval of demolition of part of a historical landmark and development of tract homes on the property is in violation of the law.  The Project No. 14-CDP-02/VTTM No. 5928 violates the California Environmental […]