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Creating a Downtown Core

The downtown core encompasses the area on Thousand Oaks Blvd. between Erbes Rd. and Conejo School Rd.  Currently, this 2-block corridor is home to the Civic Arts Plaza, Gardens of the World, The Lakes Shopping Center and several City-owned properties. Our Downtown Core Master Plan will guide the evolution of this half-mile stretch into a robust, walkable, entertainment, shopping, and mixed-use residential hub that re-imagines how we live, shop and play.

Resident and Business Input

Community input is a key part of downtown planning and will influence the look and feel of the corridor. Nearly 700 people took the Downtown Survey, and hundreds more talked with us at pop-up events or participated in focus groups. You can view the survey results and much more in the Downtown Core Master Plan draft.

Downtown's Four Focus Areas

  1. Redesign the Civic Arts Plaza frontage to be more active
  2. Create a retail and entertainment destination on the City-owned Westside parcel
  3. Improve the pedestrian environment along Thousand Oaks Boulevard
  4. Expand arts, cultural, and entertainment programming