2-4 Story Apartments
231 Units   |  10.96 AC 

21 U/A   |  716 - 1,625 SF


Architecture Design 

Rendering & 3D Animation




This unique site, overlooking the beach and adjacent to downtown Ventura, is sandwiched between an active railroad and the 101 Freeway.  Years of planning resulted in a stringent Downtown Specific Plan and Coastal Commission requirements. The 11-acre site provides a public promenade overlooking the ocean that links the community to the beach and the downtown.  A required water basin has become a branch of the City's Botanical Garden.

231 distinctive apartments are articulated in a collection of mid-century-inspired architecture, influenced by nautical imagery and local architecture.  The City required individual architectural designs for the 11 buildings that resulted in a family of buildings, much like siblings and cousins, sharing some features but each with separate distinctions.

The buildings line the promenade with leasing and recreation facilities organized at a key pivotal node.  Live/work units and co-working space activate and animate the Promenade.  Courtyards, protected from the wind, and parklets are provided to extend the resident's private realm.  The leasing and recreation building provides leasing, management, a model unit, gym, yoga, and multipurpose room, bicycle storage and pool facilities.  

Special attention has been paid to sound attenuation, weather-durable materials, and techniques to withstand the marine environment. 

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