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As a local Oxnard resident, I am writing to urge you to support the Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf Revitalization Project. The current state of the Fisherman’s Wharf is an embarrassment and this project is long overdue and necessary for the future of our community.
The new Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf will offer nice views and a wide pedestrian waterfront promenade to enjoy by residents throughout our community as well as visitors. It will also be a place where people can gather to shop, dine, and participate in the Harbor-generated activities. Additionally, there will be upgrades to the public dock, allowing for better access to the water for boaters. The Wharf site is currently at a whopping 63 percent vacancy and this project is the necessary fix to improve that.
Furthermore, I believe it is absolutely necessary to support the Fisherman’s Wharf Revitalization Project. Oxnard currently lacks a venue for our community to enjoy the luxury of living near the ocean in a safe environment. By restoring the Fisherman’s Wharf, the site will be saved for the future of our community and local economy. I ask that you support the revitalization project for the future of the Oxnard community.
Thank you for your consideration.
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The current state of the Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf site is extremely subpar for a community that prides itself upon being near the ocean. The proposed revitalization project for the site area would provide a vibrant space for our community to enjoy near the water.
In Oxnard, we have a limited amount of shops and restaurants near the ocean, especially at the waterfront. The waterfront village at Fisherman’s Wharf will provide an inviting atmosphere for our local residents, as the new space will include an assortment of outdoor and waterfront restaurants, cafes, services, and retailers and high quality apartments. In addition to keeping the character and revitalizing the current retail buildings, this project will add 9,000 square feet of ground floor dining and retail space with outdoor seating areas.
The lack of available shops in the area is a major issue as the site was originally intended for retail space. With the average vacancy of retail space at high levels, the revitalization project presents the chance to bring our community back to the harbor and revive the space.
It would make a world of difference to our community to have access to shopping, eateries and living at the Fisherman’s Wharf. Please support the Channel Islands Harbor and Fisherman’s Wharf Revitalization Project.
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The Channel Islands Harbor has long served as a common location for community events in our community. But right now the Fisherman’s Wharf site is in need of a major renovation and upgrade. We need a much better gateway to our community and a place where our residents are attracted to as opposed to being repulsed. With 63 percent of the current space vacant, the Fisherman’s Wharf and Harbor is unwelcoming. That is why I am writing to ask for your support for the Channel Islands Harbor and Fisherman’s Wharf revitalization project.
With the addition of new restaurants, cafes, boat and watersport rentals, services, and retailers, this project will establish an inviting atmosphere and bring back a vibrant crowd to the Channel Islands Harbor. I am also in support of the 390 high quality multi-family residential apartments, with a children’s Gymboree facility adjacent to the adult exercise area, allowing for the project to make the Channel Islands Harbor a family-friendly, safe environment. One of the project attributes I am most pleased about is the addition of a new one-acre, nautical themed park, complete with play areas for families.
The new improvements through the Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf revitalization project will allow for the Harbor to become the perfect gateway to the Oxnard community. Please support the project for the future of Oxnard.
[ADD YOUR NAME]
The current state of available rental housing near the water in Oxnard and the greater Ventura County area is scarce and the opportunity for new housing is minimal. Fortunately, the Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf revitalization project offers the opportunity for new, modern housing for Oxnard residents. I am asking for you to support the project, especially the housing portion of the project.
According to California Lutheran University’s Center of Economic Research, Ventura County is projected to add 3,000 jobs a year for the next three years. As I understand it, just 390 multi-family rental units are under construction with 1,200 more units planned. If we want our grown kids to stay local, we need to add new, nice rental housing on the waterfront, and this project answers that call.
My understanding is that there have been over a dozen public meetings on the project; now is the time to act. I hope that you can support the new Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf project and its much-needed apartment homes.
[ADD YOUR NAME]
I am writing to encourage you to consider supporting the revitalization of Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf. With a current vacancy of 63 percent at the Wharf, and all that unoccupied, dilapidated buildings bring with them, the current site is not good for our community. I really want to be able to enjoy the Channel Islands Harbor area with friends and family. This project will bring life back to this gateway site so everyone can leisurely enjoy the harbor while feeling safe.
The proposed waterfront village at Fisherman’s Wharf will provide an inviting atmosphere for our local residents, as the new space will include an assortment of outdoor and waterfront restaurants, cafes, services, and retailers. In addition to revitalizing the current retail buildings, and restoring their charm, this project will add needed, high quality apartments and 9,000 square feet of ground floor dining and retail space with outdoor seating areas. This project will make the harbor feel safe and welcoming again and bring much needed rental units to our community.
Please support the Channel Islands Harbor and Fisherman’s Wharf Revitalization Project. We need another safe place for our local Oxnard residents to enjoy.
[ADD YOUR NAME]
I am contacting you in regards to the Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf site project and urge you to support the new project. In particular, I am pleased to see that the new project includes the restoration of the lighthouse. The lighthouse has been a symbol of Oxnard for decades and certainly a part of my family’s memories. At the project presentations, many Oxnard residents voiced that the lighthouse should be a part of the project.
The lighthouse in Channel Islands Harbor is an iconic site in our local Oxnard history. The fact that it is not only being retained but also refurbished speaks to the importance the project has placed on listening to the community and following through with public comments. The space at the Fisherman’s Wharf has so much potential to better a future Oxnard and preserve the Oxnard’s history for generations to come.
I am very excited about the project that includes new restaurants retail and rental housing. and urge you to support it.
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I am writing to urge your support of the Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf revitalization project for Oxnard families and youth. This project will benefit Oxnard families, as they will have an updated, new space to share with each other. Primarily, it will be very nice to have a new park at the harbor for families to enjoy.
I was excited to learn that the project will include a new one-acre public park with a nautical theme. The park will be adjacent to the harbor area and geared with attractions for families to enjoy picnics, maintained play areas, and harbor views. This is exactly the type of venue that Oxnard residents currently need. Our kids will get a chance to enjoy the harbor views and watching boats come in and out in a nice, safe kid-friendly environment.
I was also thrilled to learn about the rotating antique car display that will be part of the project. I’m sure that will be a popular destination at our newly upgraded wharf.
I hope that you support the Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf Revitalization Project, especially the family park. Thank you for your time and consideration of this important project.
[AD YOUR NAME]
The Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf Revitalization Project is very important for the future of Oxnard and it needs your full support. Oxnard currently lacks a modern, safe destination location near the ocean in the harbor area. Oxnard does not have much in the way of shopping experiences for tourists near the water and current locations, such as the Collection, are not experiences unique to Oxnard. We need to take advantage of our convenient location to the Pacific Ocean and revitalize the Harbor and the Wharf in order to help make Oxnard a destination location.
I was particularly impressed with the caliber of retail being added to the project including a tasting room with Ram’s Gate wine and artisan olive oil, honey and prosciutto from Torre Olivola; all wonderful, high-end additions to our wharf area.
When the Fisherman’s Wharf site in the Channel Islands Harbor is revitalized as a destination location, there will be plenty of space for locals and tourists to view, walk, shop, eat and enjoy the Channel Islands Harbor. This project will include many exciting attractions, including onsite boat and water sport rentals and beautiful new rental housing. With new amenities it will bring in more people, which will lead to more money for our local economy. A new, renovated harbor is projected to bring in approximately $600,000 in annual revenue to the City of Oxnard.
I hope that you will fully support the Channel Islands Harbor and Fisherman’s Wharf Revitalization Project for its many benefits.
[ADD YOUR NAME]
I want to express my full support for the Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf revitalization project. With Oxnard’s close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, we need to have a location within our community to enjoy boat and other water sport rentals. This project will be the perfect addition for the Oxnard community because it will bring a new way for Oxnard locals, families, and visitors to enjoy a safe experience at the Channel Islands Harbor. This revitalization project will transform the area into a destination for dining, retail, water sport recreation, rental housing and leisure.
With the addition of boat and water sport rentals, this project will give way for new opportunities for our Oxnard youth to get involved in water sports and activities. By providing more opportunities to youth in our community, this project will better serve our community for years to come.
Please support the Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf revitalization project, particularly the addition of improved boat and water sport rentals.
[ADD YOUR NAME]
In Ventura County, a wide majority of our children are unable to find a job locally post-graduation, especially in Oxnard. We have a very current need to provide more jobs for our youth. That is one of the reasons why I am requesting your support for the Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf revitalization project.
With the addition of new shops and restaurants as well as construction, this project will provide a wide array of local jobs for our youth. From retail shops to restaurants to water sport and boat rentals to high quality apartment housing, there will be plenty of opportunities for new jobs in the area. This project will help allow many of our local youth to live and provide for themselves in Oxnard.
I respectfully request that you stand up for and support the Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf revitalization project for the future of job security for our youth.
[ADD YOUR NAME]