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Fisherman's Wharf Lease Expiring
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has chosen to allow the current lease at Fisherman’s Wharf, the corner of Victoria and Channel Islands, expire on July 31, which is the end of the lease term.
At the same time, the Board of Supervisors remains strongly committed to the redevelopment of the Fisherman’s Wharf property and is satisfied that a mixed use project is the most likely development for that corner, combining retail and rental housing.
“The Board of Supervisors is eager to move forward with a project at Fisherman’s Wharf,” said Supervisor John Zaragoza, board chair. “This property needs redevelopment, and we want it to happen as soon as possible. There will be opportunity for public input, as there has been in the past. As soon as the developer completes the process, we are prepared to move quickly to submit a project to the California Coastal Commission for review. We want the public to have an exciting place that they can enjoy, bring their families and friends, and enjoy being on the water.”
A new lessee will be selected by qualifications by fall of 2012.
Channel Islands Harbor serves as a center of recreation, boating, shopping and water sports activities. The harbor is home to three yacht clubs and nine full-service marinas that provide berths for 2,150 boats. It also hosts the Ventura County Maritime Museum. Located at Bluefin Circle, the museum is a cultural center dedicated to the interpretation of maritime history through interactive exhibits and educational outreach.