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Ventura extends downtown Main Street closure through 2024

Austin and Mirella Taylor, of Ventura, enjoy lunch alfresco on April 8, 2021 at Limón y Sal on Ventura's Main Street.

The Ventura Metropolis Council prolonged the closure of downtown Major Road to autos through June 2024 as it explores ways to make the avenue dining software long term.

Jim Friedman, one of the councilmembers to approve the extension Monday evening, said  he required extra enter from the corporations on the barricaded 5 blocks of Primary Avenue. 

Friedman reported the future of the software, dubbed Main Road Moves, depends on the willingness of the assets owners to fork out for utilizing general public ideal of ways and other town expenses.

“That is significant knowledge we require,” Friedman mentioned.

Friedman reported the data would assistance the council decide the expenditures of an environmental impact report, which could range from $75,000 to $500,000. If an total street is shut down in its place of remaining open up with patio spaces, the evaluation method would expense additional.