City of OXNARD
Updated with Letter from INCO on May 9th 2017
INCO Board Meetings – Harbor Presentations by HBCA and Developers
HBCA has retained consultants and specialists to review documents and procedures in regard to the proposed development at Fisherman’s Wharf.
On Feb 1, 2017 HBCA presented to INCO on the development proposed for Fisherman’s Wharf in Channel Islands harbor.
The presentation indicated that the proposed development presents many inconsistencies to policies in the City of Oxnard’s Local Coastal Plan (LCP).
The board of INCO thanked the presenters and made and passed a motion to invite the developers to present at a future meeting.
On March 1, 2017 the developers responded with a presentation thanking the board for the opportunity to respond.
There were many questions and comments following both presentations.
The INCO board voted unanimously at the end of the meeting on March 1st to send a letter to the City and the County opposing the development.
In the event the links below do not work please see: https://www.oxnard.org/inco-archived-agendas-and-minutes/
I have re-posted the following in order – March 1st was the first presentation and Feb 1st was the developer response.
|Inter-Neighborhood Council Organization
||Feb 1, 2017 (Includes HBCA presentation)
|Inter-Neighborhood Council Organization
||Mar 1, 2017 (Includes Developer response to HBCA presentation)
May 9 2017, INCO presents the letter in opposition to the project.
See all BOS Agendas upcoming and archived meeting videos:
Note: May 9 2017 fast forward to 27:21 if you want to see only this.
The Inter Neighborhood Council Organization (INCO)
The Oxnard City Council initiated the Inter-Neighborhood Council Organization (INCO) to give residents the opportunity to participate in governmental decision-making processes.
The INCO encourages Oxnard residents to form neighborhood councils to address issues and needs that are important to community members.
The INCO, in turn, serves as an advocacy group for each of the neighborhood councils. The INCO is made up of the chairpersons of each active neighborhood council, ensuring that residents from each neighborhood have a voice.
The INCO assists the neighborhood councils in communicating with the Oxnard City Council and City staff, and helps the neighborhood councils achieve their objectives.
The INCO holds meetings the first Wednesday of each month, serving as a forum for neighborhood council participants. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 305 W. Third St.
The INCO meetings are broadcast live on Oxnard CityWatch Television. Time Warner Cable subscribers can watch the meetings on Channel 10, and Frontier Communications customers can tune in to Channel 35.
More about HBCA
This group needs your support for keeping the harbor VISITOR SERVING and PUBLIC LAND FOR PUBLIC USE!
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100% of funds donated to HBCA are used to pay consultant and an attorney fees.
ALL other costs for mailing, printing, administration, posters, presentations, etc are donated by volunteers.
The Harbor & Beach Community Alliance (HBCA) is not a 501(c)3 nor any type of corporation. It is a loosely organized grassroots community group and can endorse any candidate and take positions on issues. However, HBCA does not and has not fundraised for any candidate or political party or contributed any monies to a political candidate.
HBCA only fundraises to oppose the Fisherman’s Wharf Apartment Project per the Public Works Plan Amendment 7, a public interest issue.
Western Alliance for Nature is a different and separate organization and separate from any of HBCA’s activities other than it has allowed HBCA for this public interest issue to fundraise through their 501(c)3 corporation. The Western Alliance for Nature does not endorse candidates and has taken no position on this or any other election issues.
CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR TASK FORCE
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00pm
Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center (PACC)
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, CA 93030
A. Roll Call
B. Public Comments
At a special meeting, a person may address the Task Force only on matters on the agenda. The presiding officer shall limit public comments to three minutes. Unless otherwise approved by the Task Force, persons wishing to speak on items on the agenda should do so during public comments.
C. New Business
1. 2030 General Plan’s Urban Village designation at Fisherman’s Wharf – Update on the process for implementation of the 2030 General Plan’s Urban Village designation at Fisherman’s Wharf, including an amendment to the City’s Local Coastal Plan to incorporate a specific or strategic plan for Fisherman’s Wharf.
SHOW UP – GET YOUR NEIGHBORS TO SHOW UP!
Here is the information sheet from the City: 20160929_agenda_cihtf_mtg_special
If you can not attend email the Mayor firstname.lastname@example.org with your concerns!
Print this flyer and pass out to everyone on your block! CLICK HERE FOR FLYER: pac_sept-29-2016-meeting
Ten Key Principles of the Urban Village
Most things are within a 10 minute walk of home and work
Pedestrian friendly street design
Pedestrian streets free of cars in special cases
Interconnected street grid network disperses traffic & eases walking
A hierarchy of narrow streets, boulevards, and alleys
High quality pedestrian network and public realm makes walking pleasurable
- Mixed-Use & Diversity
A mix of shops, offices, services recreational activities, apartments, and homes
Mixed-use within neighborhoods, within blocks, and within buildings
Diversity of people – of ages, income levels, cultures, races and lifestyles
- Mixed Housing
A range of types, sizes and prices in closer proximity, such as:
Cottages; Single family detached and attached; Multi-family; Accessory; Upper floor rentals
over retail; Condominiums
- Quality Architecture & Urban Design
Emphasis on beauty, aesthetics, human comfort, and creating a sense of place
Special placement of civic uses and sites within community
Human scale architecture & attractive surroundings nourish the human spirit
- Traditional Neighborhood Structure
Discernable center and edge
Public space at center, and quality public realm
Public open space designed as civic art
Contains a range of uses and densities within 10-minute walk
- Increased Density
More buildings, residences, shops, and services closer together
New Urbanism design principles are applied at the full range of densities
- Smart Transportation
A network of high-quality public transit connecting cities, towns, and neighborhoods together
Design that encourages a greater use of bicycles, rollerblades, scooters, and walking as daily transportation
Minimal environmental impact of development and its operations
Eco-friendly technologies, respect for ecology and value of natural systems
More efficient use of public infrastructure and services
More walking, less driving
- Quality of Life
Taken together, these principles add up to a high quality of life well worth living, and create places that enrich, uplift, and inspire the human spirit.
Added by Citizen Reporter on September 5, 2016.
By Tim Pompey
The current redevelopment proposal for Fisherman’s Wharf, managed by the Ventura County Harbor Department, and in cooperation with developers Geoff Palmer,Tom Tellefsen & Peter Mullen of Channel Islands Properties, LLC, has been delayed by the California Coastal Commission, primarily over concerns about conflicts with current Oxnard city zoning ordinances and questions regarding the County’s proposed traffic management study. Read: CCC incomplete PWP-4-CIH-16-0005-2
The proposed plan is to build 390 apartments and add 37,000 feet of commercial retail space along the Channel Islands and Victoria corridor. The apartments would include one level of underground parking and three stories of housing …
CLICK TO READ ON CITIZENS JOURNAL!!
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The following information can be found on the Ciy of Oxnard siteFINAL DRAFT – December 2015 https://www.oxnard.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/PM-1.3.pdf (which at the time of this posting is under a bit a construction)
POPULATION AND LAND USE ESTIMATES
This Project Memorandum (PM) outlines the sources and process used for the population and land use estimates in this Public Works Integrated Master Plan (PWIMP). All documents developed as part of this PWIMP are based on the population and land use estimated discussed herein.
1.1 PMs Used for Reference
The estimates outlined in this PM are made in concert with recommendations and analyses from other related PMs:
• PM 1.1 – Overall – Master Planning Process Overview.
• PM 2.1 – Water System – Background Summary.
• PM 3.1 – Wastewater System – Background Summary.
• PM 4.1 – Recycled System – Background Summary.
• PM 5.1 – Stormwater System – Background Summary.
1.2 Other Reports Used for Reference
In developing the population and land use estimates in this PWIMP, recommendations from other reports were incorporated to ensure a well-rounded and holistic look at the water, wastewater, stormwater, and recycled water systems. The following reports are used in this PWIMP analysis:
• City of Oxnard 2030 General Plan, Development Services Department Planning Division, October 2011 (City of Oxnard General Plan, 2011).
• City of Oxnard 2030 General Plan Background Report, Development Services Department Planning Division, April 2006 (City of Oxnard Background Report, 2006).
• 2010 Census Traffic Analysis Zone (TAZ), Southern California Association of Governments, (TAZ, 2010).
• 2014 Population Estimates, California Department of Finance (DOF), (DOF, 2014).
2.0 EXISTING LAND USES
The City’s 2030 General Plan was most recently updated in 2011 and was amended in September 2014. The City’s 2030 General Plan defines many elements of land use, including the distribution of land use types and near-term and long-range development plans.
In 1998, the City adopted the Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources (SOAR) initiative and established the City Urban Restriction Boundary (CURB) (City of Oxnard General Plan, 2011). The CURB defines the boundary in which urban development is permissible by the City of Oxnard. The SOAR initiative is set to expire in 2020, but voters will have the opportunity to extend the SOAR initiative. As discussed with the City Planning Department, the City believes that expiration of the SOAR initiative and voter-approved development beyond the CURB is highly unlikely in the near future and is reflected in the 2030 General Plan. The land use categories described in the general plan are described in detail and assigned a corresponding water use classification are listed in Table 1.
3.0 PROJECTED LAND USE
The City’s 2030 General Plan presents the planned land use types for the projected land use condition of the City’s service area in 2030.
The build-out year in the City’s 2030 General Plan is 2030. The year 2014 population is 203,645 (DOF, 2014). The projected population by year 2030 ranges from 259,544 to 329,322 depending on the forecasting scenario used from the City’s General Plan. As shown in Table 2, the population growth is expected to be 37,278.
One significant development anticipated in the northeast of the City’s service area is the Sakioka Farm Specific Plan. The Sakioka Farm Specific Plan is a new business park and industrial development. In addition, the Village Plan entails the redevelopment of residential area, while the South Shore Specific and Teal Club Specific Plans are comprised of a combination of new residential, commercial, and/or industrial space within the City.
Significant amounts of redevelopment opportunities remain in the downtown area around City Hall along the Oxnard Boulevard corridor.
In addition to the developments described above, there is also discussion for development of the South Ormond Beach region. The University of California expressed interest in the development of a research campus which would consist of a light industrial land use category. However, due to the uncertainty of this development, this PWIMP does not consider this land use conversion.
The City’s planning department identified several developments that are either currently under construction or planned to be implemented in the (near) future. The location of these developments were confirmed using Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZ) population and employment data along with GIS data to identify locations of these developments (TAZ, 2010). Major developments that were identified by the City’s planning department are listed in Table 2. Additionally, infill developments were also located by identifying growth within each TAZ and vacant parcels with the appropriate land use category where development may occur (Figure 1).
As shown in Table 2, the largest population increases are anticipated to be due to residential infill and mixed use development. Specific developments that will trigger significant growth include Riverpark, The Village, and potentially the South Shore and Teal Club Specific Plans.
Table 2 Future Developments:
Table 2 Future Developments
4.0 PROJECTED POPULATION
The City’s most recent General Plan (GP) was adopted in 2011 and includes a population forecast through year 2030. The GP includes four projections that are “projections bookends” that each start with the 2005 city population of 192,232. Using a variety of assumptions, four growth scenarios were developed that resulted in a population forecast ranging from 238,996 to 285,521 for year 2030. These two bookends are further referred to as the low and high forecasts of the 2030 GP. Details regarding the different assumptions and forecasts can be found in Section 2.6 and Table 2.2 of the City’s General Plan
Background Report (City of Oxnard Background Report, 2006).
NEAR TERM DEVELOPMENTS
The GP population projections were based on data from the years preceding the nation-wide recession that started in 2008. The subsequent recession resulted in a reduction in anticipated growth in the intervening years. Therefore, this population forecast was updated by the City’s planning department in 2014 in response to SCAG’s data request for the Regional Transportation Plan’s 2040 population forecast. This 2014 forecast is based on the 2010 Census and housing projections by TAZ.
The 2010 Census reported a City population of 197,889. In addition, the housing count from developments constructed between 2010 and 2014 were used, as well as the housing projections from other planned developments in the City. The City Planning Department assumed a vacancy rate of 5 percent among dwelling units and an average high-end household size of 4 for each occupied unit within the City in their forecast. The population forecasts from the 2030 GP as well as the City’s planning department update prepared in 2014 are summarized in Table 3 and graphically shown on Figure 2.
Ventura County Board of Supervisors have approved a proposal to place a 390 high density, 55ft high luxury apartment complex on Fisherman’s Wharf. The Board of Supervisors ignored a petition of 3700 signatures opposed to the project which will use public lands for private exploitation. This project works against the California Coastal Act in these ways:
- Reduced Public Access and Use: Boat Launch/ RV Parking(4 acres) and access to park and walkway
- No Environmental Impact Report
- Piecemeal Planning and Lack of Vision
- GATED Complex on Public Land for Private profit
- Inappropriate Use of Public Land donated for the purpose of providing a harbor for public
- Reduced Public Safety (traffic, evacuation, rescue)
- Inadequate Traffic Study
- Building heights (55 ft.) blocks public view corridor
As concerned citizens we urge the California Coastal Commission to uphold the California Coastal Act of 1976 and your mission of
“protecting and enhancing California’s coast and ocean for present and future generations”
Please DENY this proposal and DEMAND a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and DEMAND that Ventura County Board of Supervisors find a better use for this public land to serve the people of Ventura County by involving citizens in creating a joint vision for our public land.