Ventura Botanical Gardens

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The project site is located within Grant Park, which is owned by the City of Ventura and is located just north of Downtown at 398 Ferro Drive. 

The proposed project, Ventura Botanical Gardens (VBG) Master Plan, is a Master Plan for the creation of a botanical garden on the project site with an ecological emphasis on the Ventura Coast and its relationship to region of the world wich share its Mediterranean biome.  The VBG Master Plan represent the VBG's plan for gardens and associated facilities that would be developed in phases over the roughly 30-year implementation of the Master Plan as funding is secured and the needs of VBG and the public evolve.  The applicant, VBG, Inc., proposes to lease the land from the City through a Lease Agreement.  The VBG Master Plan includes the following elements:  garden; trails; and supplort facilities including the buildings and vehicular circulations and parking areas.  The VBG would organized into six different garden areas (California Garden, Chilean Garden, Mediterranean Garden, Australia Garden, Cape Garden, and The Ramble) and four different zones (Welcome Zone, Heritage Zone, Discovery Zone, and Horticulture Zone).  The gardens would contain planting representative of their respective biomes, as well as trails and other garden features.  All buildings proposed under the Master Plan would be located within the four zones, which would each serve a different visitor-serving function, such as restaurant, event and education centers, administrative office, and maintenance and services.

The City of San Buenaventura (Ventura), a lead agency, announces the availability of a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for Conditional Use Permit (CUP), Rezone and Lease Agreement applications for the VBG Master Plan.

All inquiries should be directed to Dave Ward, AICP, Planning Manager at (805) 677-3964 or via email: dward@ci.ventura.ca.us