Six Stories Approved in Historic Downtown Ventura
The 211 Thompson project with 81 luxury apartments and 13 affordable units was approved on 8/07/23 by City Council members Doug Halter, Jeanette Sanchez-Palacios, Jim Duran and Bill McReynolds. Mayor Joe Schroeder and Mike Johnson voted against the project and Liz Campos recused herself.
We are raising money and moving forward with litigation.
It will be almost impossible to prevent more tall, expensive, luxury developments that don't serve our current residents' needs from being built Downtown or anywhere else in the city.
Our public views
of the ocean and the hills will be lost forever with these monolithic buildings exceeding what is allowed in the Downtown Specific Plan. Traffic is already overwhelming and unsafe in this evacuation zone. This is an historic district and protected by our Downtown Specific Plan! It is our city and we need to take it back and preserve it for future generations.
This historic district begins at the San Buenaventura Mission, travels down Figueroa past China Alley, a number of well-preserved Victorian homes, and Tortilla Flats. It extends to the Ventura County fairgrounds and ends with views of Channel Islands National Park. Massive 6-story buildings do not belong here.
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THE TIME IS NOW! STOP THESE DEVELOPERS!