A 306-unit mixed-use project is nearing completion in Ventura, Calif., after initially receiving approval in 2018. The project, which has been named Willows at Ventura, is being developed by Los Angeles-based development company Ravello Holdings and is set to be completed later this year.
The project is located on an eight-acre plot of land between Northbank Drive and Johnson Drive. Once completed, the development will span 13 separate buildings, with heights ranging from two to four stories. In addition to the residential component, the project includes 5,000 square feet of commercial retail space and a semi-subterranean parking garage with space for 559 vehicles.
The project also features a variety of luxury amenities, including a 5,000 square-foot clubhouse and a 0.25-acre park that will be open to the public. Tenants also will have access to outdoor lounging areas, a pool, private patios and balconies, fireplaces, grilling areas and more.
With designs from Marina Del Rey-based Paul Essick Architects, renderings for the project show contemporary styled buildings with lush landscaping. The project also contains a center courtyard and water fountain as well as plenty of outdoor seating along ground level commercial retail spaces.
The project will redevelop a vacant plot of land near the Santa Clara River and Interstate 101 in Ventura’s Montalvo community. The area is home to a mix of shopping and dining amenities as well as a number of single-family homes. The area is also home to several parks, including Rancho Ventura Linear Park and Barranca Vista Park. Other outdoor recreation opportunities, like Ventura Beach and Marina Park, are also close by.
Ravello Holdings was founded more than 25 years ago and has since developed properties in more than 45 communities throughout California. The company specializes in luxury residences, mixed-used assets, senior housing and more. In Southern California, some of the company’s previous projects include Horizons at Calabasas, a 60-unit senior community; The Cannery, a 78-unit condominium development in Downtown Ventura; Oxnard Vineyard, a 152-home community; and more.
Neither Ravello Holdings nor Paul Essick Architects responded to requests for comment.