Main Street Moves Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Buenaventura
Document Title
Main Street Moves Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The site is located entirely within the City ROW, within the Coastal Zone, and within the Downtown Specific Plan area. Properties adjacent to the project site are currently zoned T5.1 (Neighborhood Center), T6.1 (Urban Core), and POS (Parks and Open Space).
Document Description
The proposed Main Street Moves Project is a continuation of the existing temporary closure, initially approved by Ventura City Council on May 18, 2020 and extended six times through January 31, 2025. The project would result in the full-time, long-term closure of Main Street, from Fir Street to Figueroa Plaza; South California Street, from Main Street to the alleys south of Main Street; and North California Street, from Main Street to the North California Street parking lot. The project would also result in the reopening of South California Street, south of the alleys. The project would result in the construction of semi-permanent removeable bollards and crash-rated planters to limit general traffic flow. Overall, up to 69 semi-permanent bollards and up to 20 crash rated planters would be installed within the project site. Figure 3 depicts the general locations of proposed bollards and planters, along with the proposed change in roadway closure or reopening associated with the project. The existing traffic signal at the intersection of South California Street and Santa Clara Street would return to full operation, and the existing traffic signal at the intersection of South California Street and Main Street would be modified to operate as a pedestrian signal for Main Street pedestrian travel. All other traffic signals along Main Street would be permanently modified to flash, as they are currently. The project would result in the potential loss of up to 154 parking spaces on Main Street, the potential loss of up to 12 parking spaces on South California Street, and the potential loss of up to five parking spaces on North California Street, for a total loss of up to 171 parking spaces. The project would retain the existing sidewalk, curb, and gutter configuration.

Contact Information

Jared Rosengren
Agency Name
City of Ventura
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Taylor Freeman
Agency Name
Rincon Consultants, Inc.
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Southern California
Cross Streets
Main Street and Fir Street through Main Street and Figueroa Street Mall; California Street and M
Total Acres
State Highways
UPRR, Metrolink
Lincoln Elem, Cabrillo Middle, Ventura High, HolyCross, Sheridan
Pacific Ocean, Ventura River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Transportation:Local Road (Road Closure)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Public Services, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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