Community Development
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Dizdar Park, Former Fire Station, and Former Courthouse Property Redevelopment

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.

At this meeting, the City Council provided direction to further study concept #2 for both sites.

Former Courthouse Property Concept #2

Dizdar Park/Fomer Fire Station Concept #2

Next Steps

Following the November 20, 2019 City Council meeting, the City’s consultant will prepare a refined site plan, 3-D rendering, and cost estimate for each site. The refined site plan and 3D renderings will be posted to the City's website and the public will have an opportunity to provide their input. A final report on the steps for implementation and schedule will be presented to the Planning Commission and City Council for consideration at a later date. If you have any questions or would like to be notified of upcoming meetings regarding these Old Town sites, please contact Principal Planner, Jaclyn Lee at or at (805) 383-5616. 

Comments and feedback may be provided by emailing Jaclyn Lee,
Principal Planner, at or submitted online below.






Selection of Landscape Architecture Design Services for Former Courthouse Property Redevelopment

Community Workshop - January 29, 2019

Community Workshop - May 20, 2019

City Council Meeting - June 26, 2019

Community Workshop - September 24, 2019

City Council Meeting – November 20, 2019