Dizdar Park Renovation and Expansion
January 29, 2019 and May 20, 2019 Community Workshops
The first in a series of public workshops regarding the reuse of the former courthouse site was conducted on January 29, 2019, where extensive public outreach invited the public to attend. Participants at the workshop were asked to vision ideas that might be able to be worked into the programming of the site. A range of ideas were collected for the purpose of developing possible alternative plans for further discussion.
Following the January 29th workshop, the Dizdar Park and former fire station property was added to the process so that the sites would be considered collectively to avoid duplication of improvements and to place the appropriate facilities at each of the two sites. A subsequent community workshop was held on May 20, 2019 where participants were asked to vision ideas for the programming of Dizdar Park and the former fire station property.
June 26, 2019 City Council Meeting
Subsequent to these public workshops, on June 26, 2019, the City Council was provided with a summary report of the suggestions offered by the public for the two sites. The direction from the City Council and the input from the workshops was then used by the City’s consultant, David Goodale of Goodale Architecture Planning, to prepare three alternative plan concepts for each of the two sites.
September 24, 2019 Community Workshop
Three concept plans for the two Old Town sites were presented to the public via the City’s website and at a public workshop held on September 24, 2019. Several dozen members of the community attended the workshop and worked in groups to discuss the alternative concepts for each of the two sites. Staff received feedback from each group on their preferred concept plan for each site, including any additional edits to the concepts, as well as receiving individual input and ideas.
November 20, 2019 City Council Meeting
On November 20, 2019, the City Council received a report on the community’s preferences for the two Old Town sites based on the input received at the recent community workshop on September 24, 2019 and other comments submitted to the City.
February 26, 2020 City Council Meeting
The City’s consultant provided an update to the City Council at a study session on the refinements to the concept plans to gain additional input from the Council prior to finalizing the concept plans.
May 5, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission made a recommendation to the City Council to select the concept 2 plans for both sites to develop projects for future implementation of the reuse and redevelopment of the former Courthouse property and Dizdar Park / former Fire Station property.
May 27, 2020 City Council Meeting
At the May 27, 2020 City Council meeting, the City Council approved the final concept 2 plans for the two Camarillo Old Town sites. The next phase will be to conduct environmental analysis under CEQA for the redevelopment of the two sites. The selected concept plans would then be used by the City’s Capital Projects Division to develop projects for implementation and construction.
Click below to see the final concept plan approved by the City Council.
April 28, 2021 City Council Meeting
At the April 28, 2021 City Council meeting, City Council approved a Professional Services Agreement with Goodale Architecture Planning for final design and environmental review of the project. The selected concept plans will be used to develop the project for implementation and construction. The public will be invited to provide further input as the design is being developed.
October 28, 2021 Notice of Preparation and Project Status Meeting
The City will be holding a project status meeting open to the public at 6:00 p.m. on October 28, 2021 in the City Council Chambers at 601 Carmen Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. The public will also have the opportunity to comment on the scope of the Draft EIR currently being prepared for the project at this meeting. Written comments on the Draft EIR scope will also be accepted through November 15, 2021.
The project status meeting is not a public hearing. No actions approving or denying the project will be made at this meeting. The purpose of the project status meeting is to present the project to the public, explain the environmental review process for the project, and solicit input regarding the environmental issues that may be evaluated in the Draft EIR.
Notice of Preparation and Notice of Project Status Meeting
If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Pichardo, Associate Engineer at (805) 383-5652 or at [email protected]
Community Workshop - January 29, 2019
The City of Camarillo is currently working with Goodale Architecture Planning and consultant, Bob Burrow on the reuse of the former courthouse property. The existing courthouse building will be demolished; however parking will be provided to serve the Old Town District and to provide opportunities for festival space to hold events such as the Farmers Market and Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair.
On January 29, 2019, the City of Camarillo hosted the first in a series of community workshops on the former courthouse property. Approximately 73 citizens, plus an additional 15 elected/appointed officials and staff were in attendance.
Citizens participated in a small group exercise, including providing a list of their top ten suggested uses for the redevelopment of the site. Each table was given an opportunity to present their ideas to the entire group.
Community Workshop - May 20, 2019
The City of Camarillo will host a community workshop for the expanded use of the Dizdar Park property, and invites the community to attend on Monday, May 20, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Camarillo Public Library Community Room.The community will hear a discussion by City staff and consultants and be invited to participate in a small group exercise to share their ideas about the redevelopment of the Dizdar Park property. Following this workshop, the results of both the January 29 former courthouse property reuse workshop and the Dizdar Park workshop will be presented to the City Council. Thereafter, City staff will be conducting additional community outreach on both of these closely-related Old Town projects to ensure the best complementary program uses are planned for these sites.
City Council Meeting - June 26, 2019
The City’s Department of Community Development hosted a series of workshops where the public had the opportunity to learn about and comment on the future re-use and renovation of two Old Town properties: Former Courthouse Property at 2220 Ventura Boulevard; and, Dizdar Park and Former Fire Station Property at Ventura Boulevard and Glenn Drive.
The City of Camarillo invites the public to attend the City Council Meeting on June 26th, where Community Development staff and consultants will provide an overview of the input received at the Former Courthouse Property Re-Use workshop, held on January 29, 2019, and on the Dizdar Park Renovation and Former Fire Station workshop, held on May 20, 2019; and will discuss next steps.
Community Workshop - September 24, 2019
City Council Meeting – November 20, 2019