Channel Islands Harbor Partners LLC (CIHP) did not pay the required fees on December 1st required to retain its exclusive Lease Option Agreement related to the Fisherman’s Wharf area.

This means Ventura County and Channel Islands Harbor is free to entertain other development proposals for the area and issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) in an open transparent competitive process that the public has been demanding.

The Harbor Department has been conducting a “visioning process” for the development plan for the entire harbor.  Sargent Town Planning has been retained as the consultant heading this process.

A public zoom hearing is planned for January 20th.

At this meeting, the public will have an opportunity to see the “visioned” plan and provide input both in during and after the meeting in writing.

All those interested should take the time to participate in this meeting.  Please be on the lookout for further updates as more information is available. (CIHP’s exclusivity through ERNs for the X3 area and F/F1 parcels are due to expire on March 31, 2021.)