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    Workshop To Review Fisherman’s Wharf Development Proposals Scheduled


    Three proposed projects for the development of Fisherman’s Wharf at Channel Islands Harbor will be on display at a public workshop hosted by the Ventura County Harbor Department.

    The workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2022, at the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, located at 2600 Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93035. Online registration for the event can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fishermans-wharf-public-workshop-tickets-415615666647 Pre-registration is for planning purposes and is not a requirement for attendance.

    The public workshop is being held following a Request for Proposals (RFP) period that closed July 7th, 2022. The Harbor Department received four RFPs from developers. Three of the proposals were recommended by a Harbor Advisory Committee to move forward to the public workshop portion of the process. The proposals for Fisherman’s Wharf include:

    • A market-anchored lifestyle retail center. The proposal includes a specialty grocery store, retail, restaurants, playground, water feature, and amphitheater.
    • A mixed-land use project, including commercial, retail, and housing. The proposal includes a tenant mix offering a variety of new dining, entertainment and shopping experiences, a boutique hotel, activated community spaces, and apartments.
    • A visitor-serving strawberry-themed village. The village would offer free entry to shops, restaurants, rides, and activities that celebrate the strawberry.

    Representatives from each proposed development will be available to display their proposal and answer any questions attendees might have.

    “We couldn’t be more excited to have the developers meet the community face-to-face and listen to feedback and ideas,” said Michael Tripp, Harbor Department Director. “Being at this stage of the process means we are getting one step closer to making real progress at Fisherman’s Wharf.”

    Director Tripp said following the workshop, the developers will have an opportunity to consider recommendations from the public, Harbor Department, and Harbor Advisory Committee to make modifications to the project with the input received.

    Once the revised proposals are received, the Harbor Department may recommend to the Board of Supervisors to enter into an Exclusive Right to Negotiate with a developer.



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    Dotty Pringle
    Dotty Pringle
    12 days ago

       “Heart and Soul of CI Harbor”
    Let’s have the Fisherman’s Wharf in Channel Islands Harbor that we all enjoy: Here is a collection of suggestions/ideas from over 6,700 people who stated this is what they would enjoy spending their money on at the CI harbor…I have curated below for you.
    How about a smart subsidized group of projects…group concession fees, harbor and marina related visitor serving eats, shops, retail, gallery, get Children’s Gull Wings Museum back to Oxnard would be nice! How about the Carousel that was at Ventura? A shop that supports our disabled Veterans, selling hats, shirts, etc….the Base is our largest employer here, let’s honor them always!
    Keep the businesses that are there now, add a huge Veterans Memorial that radiates Free WiFi, at entrance of harbor have huge lights and great huge flags, info screen/compass rose area for island history and harbor history tours. Add an aquarium restaurant, we have boat rentals, and open spaces and sunshine areas w/park benches, vendors, need larger parks, more access for our disabled in harbor and bring in MUSICIANS!
    A Salt Water Park w/a Zip Line, a 10 hour 3 day a week Farmers Market, specialty coffees, a special beer, wine and port store would be great. A cheese and cracker store, specialty scotch, tequila, whiskey, rum, etc…store. Need a small Book Library, next to a Coffee/Bread/Pastry Shop…..Marinas love this and Boaters like to read books, even trade their books/movies. 
    We have fishing trips, cruise trips, diving, a gorgeous hotel, and the best pizza ever. We have bars, great hamburgers in this area and our sunsets are sooooo perfect that Telescope Points are needed to see all the Channel Islands and our majestic mountains! Little outdoor/in Cultural Food Cafe’s are much needed!
    Some solar powered sheltered free parking and outdoor table/sitting charging stations to offset electricity in harbor at night, so we have a SAFE place to sit and enjoy food/drink, like we have on our university campuses. A Bark Park for dogs, restaurants w/outdoor umbrellas overlooking a bike path that extends from the eastside harborside all the way from CI Blvd. to Kiddie Beach on Silver Strand. How about a homemade bread store, and a specialty tea shop? Water taxi’s will also be needed as soon as we get more businesses in harbor. Many opportunities for all!
    We are not getting McGrath back, so all harbor serving businesses need to face launch near existing RV area. Expand camping area due to loss of McGrath and add sand beach play area for kid campers and S’more Pits, shade trees and some grass. An awesome Ice Creamery…please we want you all to join in and add to this, write to the California Coastal Commission in Ventura. 
    Bed and Breakfast stays, boats delivering food to other boaters and more docks for the restaurants. A Community Center that was promised, for starters…would be wonderful! Oh, and a Ferris Wheel. Caramel apple slices and sno cones, flavored popcorn…Jalapeño Poppers and Beer Bar, an Outdoor Fishing Tank, teach our kids how to catch a fish and then it can be fried right there on the spot for dinner and eat outside…..there is a moral in there somewhere. 

    Dotty Pringle
    Local Artist
    CI Harbor Research

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