Present Land Use
Land Use: North: vacant recreational corridor and commercial/South: privately owned - in sphere of influence, designated institutional and recreational, and; East and West: Residential
General Plan Designation: Institutional and Recreational
Zoning: I-R-1, I-R-2, and I-R-3
Applicant is proposing the renovation and additions of suites and rooms, dining/meeting facilities, recreational facilities and service facilities to the existing 215 acre Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. Total increase in room count is 95 units; accomplished by demolishing and reconstructing 28 sub-standard rooms and the construction of 95 new rooms for a total count of 313. Located in nine distinct complexes of one and two story Spanish style buildings, these new guest accommodations would be supported by other facilities including: a remodeled tennis club facility, 100-seat restaurant addition and convention space addition to the existing Topo Center Facility, 92-seat addition to the existing Oak Cafe, construction of a replacement bar (Demaret's Pub) providing seating for up to 51 people, replacement of the existing pro shop and locker rooms with a new facility, relocation of two swimming pools and a snack bar into a new facility, addition of a new parking lot, and the construction of a single story central service facility. The net construction of this project will be 125,323 square feet. Phasing of this project will be split into two main phases, the first including construction of new rooms near the spa and the construction of the new central services facility. The second phase includes relocating the main lobby to the spa in order to construct the new main part of the campus. In addition to construction, this project requires a zone change, development agreement, acquisition of an encroachment permit from CalTrans, tree removal permits, architectural review, and parcel map approval.