Paint Project at Fisherman’s Wharf Underway

Fisherman’s Wharf, a well-known commercial-retail center at the Channel Islands Harbor, is receiving a needed facelift. Fresh paint is currently being applied to the perimeter of the center’s buildings.

Ventura County Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval said the buildings at Fisherman’s Wharf haven’t been painted in at least a decade. The buildings weren’t painted because of the potential of a proposed development at the wharf. The proposed development didn’t move forward.

“We recognized that we have to improve Fisherman’s Wharf because it’s going to be around for a couple of years,” Director Sandoval said. “One of the necessities was to repaint it.”

The project, which includes painting and repairing some of the wood, will maintain the cape-cod style look of the buildings. The cost of the project is estimated to be $50,000.

“At the very least it’s a face lift for Fisherman’s Wharf,” Director Sandoval said. “We still have a lot of active businesses here and encourage people to come down and support them.”

Editor’s Note: this story was published on May 19, 2021.