Portside Partners Ventura Harbor Develops CA Coastal Community
- Apr 20, 2018
When complete, the 27-acre coastal community will offer 270 units, 30 live-work units, a 104-boat-slip marina and 21,000 square feet of retail space. Portside Ventura Harbor will also feature outdoor community venues designed to complement locally owned Ventura Harbor businesses, bringing new life to the area. It is the first new major development in the harbor in approximately 30 years.
Designed by Los Angeles-based architectural firm Togawa Smith Martin Residential, the development will offer floor plans that extend in size from studios to three-bedroom apartments. Seventeen of the live-work units will offer work spaces with storefronts.
High-end amenities will include a private clubhouse, lounge, business center, pool, spa and tennis and bocce ball courts. The project also features a recreational marina with a dedicated 90-foot public dock and more than 100 boat slips. An onsite “dockmaster” will tend to the needs of boaters. This setting will provide a secure environment for boaters, and convenient access to local eateries and boutiques.
“We designed Portside Ventura Harbor and its offerings with the community in mind, ensuring the development becomes an extension of the area’s serene environment,” said Portside Partners Ventura Harbor development partner Michael Sondermann.
“With this community, we will bring understated luxury combined with the best-in-class amenities and offerings to the area. We look forward to welcoming residents and tourists to experience this brand-new destination.”
Situated an hour northwest of Los Angeles via historic U.S. Highway 101, the development will feature a 50-foot-wide public promenade, coastal bike path and a sand park.
An updated marina and water taxi service should spur movement up and down the wider Ventura Harbor, helping increase accessibility to the harbor’s vintage boutique shops and restaurants.
Economy of its own
“We are excited to see our long-term vision of delivering an open community, right in the heart of Ventura’s prized harbor, come to life,” Sonderman said.
“From the beginning, this project has been a collaborative undertaking, an effort with the neighborhood, Port District and city. And we are incredibly thankful for everyone’s support and dedication. Our goal is to build a livable community that will create its own economy—while boosting existing business in the harbor.”