Twin Towers for Port Hueneme? | Hotel and 12-Story Business Office Towers Proposal


The City has received a proposal to develop twin 12-story towers on property located immediately west of Market Street and Surfside Drive at the entrance of the Lighthouse Promenade. One tower is designated for upscale hotel purposes while the other would provide Class A office space catering to customers, tenants and contractors of the Port and Navy. The proposal comes as a result of the City’s broad-based efforts to generate revenue by making the highest best use of property under its ownership.

The project is proposed by Harvey Champlin Associates, LLC., whose principal owner (Mr. Harvey Champlin) is a successful and well-regarded developer of hotel properties around the world. The planning, environmental review and permit process will likely take five or more years to complete The very first step is a Purchase and Sales Agreement that defines basic deal points and development parameters, including compensation to the City. A first draft of the Agreement was presented to the City Council at its meeting of October 16, 2017, and is expected to return within a month. It is important to point out that the Purchase and Sales Agreement is merely a starting point and does not constitute project approval. Numerous public hearings, special studies and community outreach will be conducted in the months and years to come before any final decisions are made. For more information, please visit the City’s website (Agenda Item #11.B.) at:…/U…/DocPreview.aspx…

Tom Dunn is a Port Hueneme civic activist working to restore PH financial and governmental stability. He heads the Port Hueneme Coalition of Concerned Citizens (PHCCC). He is retired- was a sales executive for major health care manufacturers and a small business owner.

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13 Responses to Twin Towers for Port Hueneme? | Hotel and 12-Story Business Office Towers Proposal

  1. Teri Price May 11, 2018 at 7:55 am

    I am totally against the 12 story buildings. Mr. Harvey Champlin look elsewhere for your development. Our port area is to small for your development. Why not fix up the unoccupied hotel in the Channel Island Harbor. This would help support the businesses in that area.

  2. Deb May 5, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    I thought the Coastal Zone is supposed to be visitor serving as a priority? Lets see – Upscale for tenants and vendors of Navy and Port… Well I am sure the County must be against this because they are certain that there is not enough housing for the base.. or was that just in regards to Fishermans Wharf? Will the towers house Pot Stores as well – seems to me somebody is already smokin something…

  3. Peter April 29, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Great. Time to built. It’s a commercial use lot anyway.

    • DGM May 2, 2018 at 7:08 am

      Hello Peter – I respectfully disagree with you – this fragile land on the Coast should never be developed…it should become “Lighthouse Park” – The city’s biggest asset is it’s coastline – developing these lands puts this coastline at great risk.

  4. Oso April 26, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Why intrude into what is now a pristine and peaceful space for all to enjoy? For revenue? Disgusting.

  5. joan lange April 25, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    I always thought Hueneme was the little city by the sea. Now your bringing in a whole list of negatives which have already been mentioned. Have you ever heard of over building? I guess you haven’t

  6. AMW April 25, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    This is a terrible plan for so many reasons…traffic, policing, light pollution, taking away what little coastline is open to the public. A portion of the walkway to the lighthouse and the Hueneme Wharf Plaza enjoyed by so many will be taken away. Shame on the City of PH for pushing forward with this nightmare.

  7. Gerry hawkins April 25, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    This is not a welcome addition to the area. A 3 story parking lot across the street will end up like the one in Ventura in the beach. This alone will draw vandals, graffiti, homeless and an unsafe feeling to the area. The beach already has issues with sand being washed away.

  8. DGM April 25, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    This is such a bad idea – Port Hueneme is a residential community – there are other ways for the City to bridge the budget gap…this is a fragile coastline and the land will not support that structure – I’m very much opposed to this project – that lot should be a park – “Lighthouse Park”

  9. Angela Colicchio April 22, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    I am totally against developing that area with any kind of building but especially a 12 story hotel and business building. The area is pristine and it should stay that way.

  10. KDR December 8, 2017 at 8:42 am

    It sounds like a security issue for the Port and Navel Base. A 12 story building would be the perfect place for terrorists spy or carry out an attack!

  11. Vince November 23, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Great, great idea. Hope it comes to be.

  12. Stan Augustyniewicz November 1, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Trying to make Hueneme look like the SouthEast Coast?
    Tall Condoesque structures where Locals Can’t Afford to live blocking the only thing that was free in this nickel and dime county (the ocean view). The greed is beyond disgusting…


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