Casa Sirena and Lobster Trap
The Public Works Amendment (PWPA6) adopted by the Board of Supervisors on March 22, 2016 has went for a hearing before the California Coastal Commission on July 14, 2016, at the County Administration Building in San Diego, California.
Brighton Management, operating as Bright Peninsula Road, is in a Lease Option Agreement with the County of Ventura to pursue replacement of the hotel and restaurant. During the Lease Option Agreement, Bright will be working to obtain approvals from the California Coastal Commission and other public agencies, complete building design, and obtain building permits. The Lease Option Agreement calls for a 205-room hotel and a 5,000 + square foot restaurant. Meeting space will be contained within the hotel.
This seems like a positive move and has been met with great enthusiasm by the residents nearby as well as all over Oxnard!
FISHERMAN’s WHARF DEVELOPMENT
This development has not been met with the same enthusiasm.
This development includes a facelift to the existing dilapidated Fisherman’s Wharf plus the addition of a HUGE high end apartment complex which will eliminate the existing RV parking and create a traffic night mare on Victoria and Channel Islands Blvd.
The County is trying to pass this off as an Urban Village – targeted to appeal to millennials – THIS would not be an Urban Village – but rather would remove precious public access to our Harbor on land that was intended for PUBLIC ACCESS.
Article about the developer:
LOS ANGELES—The buildings have names like “Lorenzo” and “Medici,” usually plastered across the five-story stucco edifices in oversized Papyrus font cutouts made of bronze. They’re decorated with columns and fountains and details that architecture critics dismissively call “fauxtalian.” As this city has become more pedestrian-friendly and conscious of its street life, the buildings are deliberately walled off, with skyways to keep residents away from any homeless people they might encounter on the sidewalks below.
They have one developer’s name behind them: Geoffrey Palmer.
Article about the developer:
The Faux-talian fortress developer has donated $2 million to a Super PAC backing the candidate
By Elijah Chiland Jul 18, 2016, 12:07p
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has had trouble courting donors for a while now, but Beverly Hills-based developer and prominent water waster Geoff Palmer is fully on board. In fact, Palmer is Trump’s biggest individual donor, Bloomberg reports.
Federal Election Commission data shows Palmer gave $2 million to a Super PAC supporting Trump known as Rebuilding America Now. The PAC was started by fellow Los Angeles developer Tom Barrack, though Barrack himself has yet to invest any of his own money into it, leaving Palmer’s donation as the bulk of the $2.16 million in the PAC’s coffers.
The money seems to be going to good use; in only the last 24 hours the PAC has uploaded four new campaign ads to its Youtube account, including this doozy: