It’s been my pleasure as founder, of the Oxnard Community Planning Group (OCPG), to participate in the good work of the OCPG and to build and maintain this website. The OCPG brought the Downtown Oxnard Vision Plan Charrette to Oxnard (thank you Dao Doan and the CNU-CA) and has produced events like the 5th Street Tactical Urbanism (Aurelio Ocampo and the OCPG) and Jane Jacobs movie (produced by myself with assistance from Heritage Square and the Oxnard Historical Society).
I want a bit more freedom to call the Oxnard planning scene as I see it. In addition to the new OxnardRenaissance.org website & blog, I have long wanted to create a newsletter relating to Oxnard planning issues and thus far OxnardRenaissance has sent out 15 such newsletters which you can view here and here.
For some time now I have wanted to create regularly scheduled small by-invitation forums for Oxnard based planning issues and the OxnardRenaissance website/blog and newsletter will now focus on these events.
Here is a list of some of the specific issues Oxnard Renaissance will focus on and explore in 2018:
- Revitalizing Oxnard Boulevard (The City has no current plans to revitalize Oxnard Boulevard)
- Infill and small-scale mixed-use development housing and development in the Central Business District (CBD) and other appropriate Oxnard locations (City Zoning and Development Standards incentivizes sprawl and make infill housing [small-scale mixed-use] impossible) (Large developers are currently being incentivized at the expense of small-scale mixed-use development in Oxnard today) and (City needs to incentivize and encourage mixed-use development downtown and in other appropriate locations)
- Oxnard Development Standards are out of date and prevent small-scale mixed-use development along the Oxnard blvd and Saviers Road coridor.
- Architectural Review in Oxnard to encourage quality building design throughout the City and in the Central Business District (CBD). OxnardRenaissance is working to bring better design and better architecture to Oxnard.
- Economic Development issues in Oxnard.
- Oxnard as a truly walkable and bikeable place for all people to enjoy our city.
Thank you and hope to see you at OxnardRenaissance.org where the above work will be continued,