Camarillo Commons Strategic Plan
The City of Camarillo retained RRM Design Group to prepare a strategic revitalization plan (encompassing an urban design concept, design guidelines, a circulation plan, and a streetscape plan) for properties within and surrounding the Ponderosa North and Ponderosa Shopping Centers. Fostering stakeholder input and help develop the vision for the area, RRM worked closely with City staff and held a series of public workshops and charrettes. The resulting plan contains commercial, office, public, quasi-public, and multi-family residential uses, including two of the City’s oldest shopping centers, the City’s main post office branch, and a county fire station. Central to RRM’s design is the City’s desire for a high quality, pedestrian-oriented, unique shopping environment for Camarillo, combining retail, dining, and residential uses. Ultimately, the vision plan has evolved into a well-connected, mixed-use village that promotes an appropriate density and diversity of housing types supported by proximal commercial and recreational uses, inducing pedestrian activity and establishing a sense of community.
Award of Excellence, Outstanding Planning Award, Neighborhood Planning
– APA Central Coast Section