A proposal to turn vacant lots and a lemon grove near northern Ventura Avenue into a neighborhood of townhouses, business offices and industrial buildings should have no adverse environmental effects, according to a report by Ventura city staff.
The City Council will be asked tonight to approve the report concerning the property owned by the Neel and Huntsinger families.
Kinko's, the national copy service headquartered in the area, will also help develop the site.
The 77 acres north of Stanley Avenue and south of Seneca Street are bounded on the east by Ventura Avenue and the west by the Ojai Freeway.
They are now a mix of vacant lots, industrial businesses, storage lots for old cars and buses, and the Neel family's 20-acre lemon grove.
The development proposal includes construction of 330 residential units, a park, bike trails and business offices.