Westview Village, Ventura, CA
Westview Village is a low-income housing development based on conventional neighborhood designing principles. A background study of Westview Village provided an understanding of the relationship of buildings within the immediate area. The area’s thriving diversity defines the standard of living and job opportunities. This diversity together with existing Westview Village resources is the foundation for a masterplan redesign.
As Town Designer, we teamed with Amador Whittle Architect, Inc, to conduct a charrette focusing on the implementation of key guiding principles of traditional neighborhood design. The purpose of community feedback and series of design efforts inspired ideas for a final masterplan.
A shared vision for a new neighborhood emphasizes the streets redesigned to facilitate pedestrian safety, the preservation of trees, the creation of block patterns, articulation of well-defined open space and connectivity, and sustainable design per LEED-ND requirements.
"The Ventura Housing Authority retained Kaizer to help us create a new vision for the site. Kaizer has been a true pleasure to work with. He is dependable, creative, and tremendously talented in helping to create, communicate and rethink an existing suburban neighborhood into a sustainable new urban vision"
Housing Development Director