Westside & North Avenue

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About the Westside & North Avenue Community

Ventura's historic Westside is one of the city's oldest, most economically and culturally diverse neighborhoods -- with a highly involved group of community members led by the Westside Community Council.  Active in a revitalization plan, community members are helping toward the goals of protecting the character, history and small-town feel of the Westside.  The Tortilla Flats Mural, installed in 2008, honors the families who once lived in and around the Westside Ventura neighborhood known as Tortilla Flats.

Westside Community Planning Project

             October 2012 - Draft Westside Community Plan & Development Code
             Ventura Westside proposed Final EIR (FEIR)
             List of Upcoming Meetings

Additional reading materials:

Westside Watershed Restoration Masterplan Presentation

Notice of Availabilty of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Vta. Westside Community Planning Project

Ventura Westside DEIR

1/10/2011 Westside DEIR Presentation

"Avenue Organizer" Development Code Suggestions & Community Development Response Matrix

Nonconforming Use/Structure Summary Sheet

Recent Avenue Development - Draft Development Code Comparison

For more information regarding the different components of the Westside Community Planning Project please use the following links.  Also listed is the contact information for each component, however if your questions or comments involve all aspects of the Westside project you can send an email to westside@cityofventura.net and we will make sure it is forwarded to all staff involved.

Westside Development Code Summer Code Refinement Public Workshop July 20 and August 31, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at City Hall Community Meeting Room

Final Westside Parking Study

August 31, 2011 - Agenda | Memo | Notes from the Workshop

July 20, 2011 - Workshop participating representatives and agenda topics

                           Memo | Updated Regulating Plan | Notes from the Workshop

Background materials directing Summer Code Refinement exercise:

June 6, 2011 - City Council Meeting – Draft Westside Community Plan & Development Code Joint Workshop Recommendation

May 17, 2011 - Joint Workshop with City Council, Parks & Recreation and Planning Commission, and Design Review Committee

April 19,2011 - Special City Council Meeting – Review and Initiation of the Draft Westside Community Plan & Development Code for further Study

Tuesday, May 17 Joint Workshop with City Council, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, and Design Review Committee reference material:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Special City Council Meeting -  Westside Revitalization Project

PowerPoint Presentation for Item 3 and 4 (pdf 2,549 kb)

Advance Item #1 - Update on Westside Redevelopment Area Project (WRAP) Area & the Westside Redevelopment Advisory Committee (WRAC)

Advance Item #2 - Receive Market Overview & Fiscal Analysis of Westside & North Avenue Area Community Plan, including Canada Larga

Advance Item #3 - Review and Initiation of the Draft Westside Community Plan & Development Code for Further Study

Advance Item #4 - Professional Services Agreement between the City and Impact Sciences, Inc. for Consulting Services Related to Preparation of An Environmental Impact Report for the Westside Community Plan and Development Code

Attend the Westside Community Council meetings to connect with neighbors, volunteer, raise issues, and make a difference in your neighborhood

Westside Workshop Storyboard Comments, November 17, 2010

Click on the photo below to view an image of workshop participant comments.  Hover over each of the yellow posts to read individual comments.  

Westside Historic Resource Survey

Westside Historic Context and Survey Report (Oct. 2011)

This historic survey work was part of the Westside Community Plan and Development Code that completed the adoption process through the Historic Preservation and Design Review Committee before the effort was stopped due to community concerns in January 2013.  The survey was not reviewed or accepted by the City Council but was reviewed and recommended for acceptance by the Historic Preservation Committee. Consequently, the document serves as a purely informational document requiring the property's historical significance to be determined on its own individual merit without reliance on the Survey Report's findings.

Westside & North Avenue Plans and Documents

California Polytechnic State University

In 2006 as part of their studies, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students selected the City's Westside and North Avenue communities as their student project.  They completed an assessment of area characteristics, and presented concepts for urban design.  The documents and presentations prepared by the students are available here.


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