Construction has begun on Leonard Camarillo Center, a $100-million project expected to rank among the largest mixed-use developments in Ventura County.
Owned and developed by the Leonard family, pioneer landowners in that region, the 91.3-acre center is a project of the Pepper Tree Development Co., a Leonard family corporation. It is located south of, and fronting, the Ventura (101) Freeway, east of Las Posas Road, Camarillo.
Leonard Camarillo Center will offer 1.36 million square feet of office, retail, support commercial, research-and-development uses, and will be anchored by a four-story, 450-room hotel with two restaurants and a 10,000-square-foot banquet room.
The center's design concept by Langdon Wilson Mumper Architects is themed to the Spanish heritage of the city of Camarillo and places the buildings in clusters on four large landscaped courtyards, with the project's focal point being a center curt, the largest of the four open spaces.