Southeast Community Vision Plan - Oxnard, California
Neighborhood center illustrative plan
Live-work buildings on central green
Wooley Road Corridor with potential light rail line
Houses fronting neighborhood close
Semi-rural edge neighborhood on east edge
Neighborhood framework plan
As part of a five-year general plan review, the City of Oxnard retained Sargent Town Planning and Impact Sciences Inc. to study the development potential of an 830-acre planning reserve area located on the eastern edge of the City. The area is adjacent to two existing, partially built-out neighborhoods, and business and industrial districts that offer significant existing and potential employment opportunities. The team prepared a conceptual community plan that organizes the property into four new neighborhoods surrounding a mixed-use and civic core, plus completions of the two existing neighborhoods. The neighborhoods nearest the core are composed of relatively small, walkable blocks with a wide range of housing choices. Preserved agricultural windrows are incorporated into key public spaces, and a historic rail line in Wooley Road to the west is envisioned as a new streetcar line and extended into the community core. The southerly neighborhood extensions are more rural in character, and intended as a permanent rural edge, incorporating agricultural windrows, linear parks and residential frontage lanes, buffering the neighborhoods from the highway and agricultural fields to the east. The neighborhood design principles for the plan area are established on the City's "Vision for a More Livable Community", which is based in large measure on the Ahwahnee Principles and was written previously by Mr. Sargent. Following the preparation the vision plan for this area, the City Council determined that this area should remain as a planning reserve, and it is still in agricultural production.