Building Heights

Are you curious as to why the MCC is so concerned about limiting the heights of any new buildings in and around our neighborhood?  Take a look at the photos below, and notice how out of scale this new two-story building looks next to an existing single story residence.  Can you imagine another story on top of that?

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More importantly, check out the view from inside the office building.  The MCC is concerned about the intrusive nature of this kind of construction.

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Here are two more examples of ominous and imposing structures encroaching upon single family residences in Saticoy.  The buildings below are both 3 stories in height.

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If you want to have a say in the future of Montalvo, find out more about how you can help here: General Plan Refinement

General Plan Refinement

The future of our Montalvo neighborhood is in jeopardy!  We are facing potential development along Victoria Ave, at the Bristol shopping center, and in the commercial and industrial zones on the South end of Grand Ave (near the post office, Carbide Saw, storage units, etc). Refinements to the General Plan will go before the City Council on

Monday, 9/12/2016 at 6pm

The MCC has poured over the section of the general plan which directly affects Montalvo, and boiled it down to the following issues:
Building height limitations for any new construction in and around our neighborhood
-Protection of privacy for single family homes
-Protection of access to sunlight
-Protection against adult-oriented businesses
-Protection against hazardous waste, and/or excessive noise

The MCC Board has drafted a very specific letter to the City Council making clear their requests for height limitations, and other important issues.  You can read their full letter here:

HOW YOU CAN HELP 

If you’d like to voice your concerns please postmark, email, or deliver your individual letter to the City Council no later than
Thursday, August 25th, 2016.
You may use the sample letter below, or write your own.  Please contact the council if you would like an editable version of the sample letter montalvocomcouncil@gmail.com

SAMPLE LETTER: ResidentSampleLetter


Councilmembers may be contacted via
telephone at 805-654-7827
email  council@cityofventura.net
mail     501 Poli St, Ventura, CA 93001

A great way to help our cause is to show up to the Council Meeting on Monday, September 12th to:
   – Sit in the audience
   – Fill out a pink Comment Form
   – Fill out a green Speaker Form to speak to the Council yourself
   – Fill out a green Speaker Form to donate your speaking time to another speaker

If you have questions or concerns please contact the MCC or comment below.

If you’d like to contact a councilmember directly, see their email addresses below
Mayor Erik Nasarenko
enasarenko@ci.ventura.ca.us
Deputy Mayor Neal Andrews
nandrews@ci.ventura.ca.us
Councilmember Cheryl Heitmann
Councilmember James Monahan
Councilmember Carl Morehouse
cmorehouse@ci.ventura.ca.us
Councilmember Mike Tracy
Councilmember Christy Weir