The Board of Supervisors recently gave an option for a very long-term (65-year) lease to a developer who proposed a “mixed use development project” for Fisherman’s Wharf.
Translation: a high-density apartment project, together with resident parking structures for over 600 vehicles. The stated rationale from our leaders is that more “rooftops” will surely bring economic vitality to the Harbor. However, history tells us that 20 years ago, the Harbor neighborhood had far fewer “rooftops” and yet the Harbor was much more vibrant. At a time when almost 2,000 new housing units are already coming to the immediate area, 390 more in the Harbor itself is the wrong use of waterfront that should serve all residents and visitors.
Before we burden our community with another large-scale planning error, we need to stop and change directions. The future of these unique properties has to be guided by their real owners: the citizens of Ventura County.
This project is going up for a vote before the BOS on June 14th.
STAND UP and Say no! Please sign this petition to ask your supervisors to STOP this project.