In January 2002, the City Council adopted Ordinance 2587 that amended the Central Business District Zoning Ordinance. Section 16-153 (A) requires a Downtown Design Review Permit for all exterior changes to a building or property. Such changes include, but are not limited to, repainting or changing exterior finishes, installing new doors or windows, installing new roof material, constructing new structures or additions to existing structures, new walls or fences, lighting, landscaping, trash enclosures, installing new signs and changing existing signs.
Purpose of the Downtown Design Review Committee (DDRC)
The Committee consists of five members appointed by the City Council, including a licensed architect, and a business or real property owner in the Central Business District (CBD) zone. Committee members must be at least 18 years of age and do not need to be residents of the City of Oxnard. Five members appointed to review applications for exterior changes to buildings and property in the Central Business District zone. The committee will hold two public meetings each month to review applications and provide comments and recommendations to the City of Oxnard Planning Division. Members shall serve for two years and may be reappointed to serve additional terms. The Committee conducts regular meetings as necessary to review downtown design review permit applications and special use permit applications for projects in the Central Business District.
• Gary Blum – Chair
• Michael Faulconer, A.I.A – Vice Chair
• Miguel Fernandez, R.A
• Roy Prince, R.A
• Elizabeth White
Meetings occur as-needed on the Second and 4th Thursdays at 9:00 a.m., Planning Conference Room, Oxnard Service Center, 214 S. “C” Street.
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To schedule a meeting for DDRC, please email Juan Martinez or by phone (805) 385-7556
For questions regarding the DDRC member body: Kathleen Mallory, Planning Division Manager (805)-385-7858
Plans, Policies, and Proposals (PDF Documents)
Over time, the City of Oxnard has prepared and adopted a variety of plans, policies, and guidelines addressing land use and design issues for its downtown. This includes the 1992 Oxnard Master Plan, and the 1996 Oxnard Downtown District Master Plan (with its accompanying Oxnard Downtown Design Guidelines, the Central Business District (CBD) provisions of the City’s Zoning Ordinance, and the 1990 Meta Street Master Plan). These plans contributed to the development standards and building codes that have regulated both building and street design in downtown Oxnard.