Moorpark City Council unanimously approved the project for the Moorpark Metrolink station-adjacent 226 High St. at an Oct. 7 special meeting, where commissioners found Daly Group President Vince Daly’s vision consistent with Moorpark’s general plan.
“The next step is to go into construction drawings and engineering plans and move into construction,” Daly Group chief Vince Daly told the Business Journal Friday.
High Street Depot aims to revitalize High Street, a central commercial boulevard in Moorpark, with 79 housing units, 14,000 square feet of retail and restaurants while simultaneously paying tribute to the community’s history. There will be 137 parking spaces.
Recognizing the need for a proper revitalization of its commercial district, city staff has been supportive of the Daly Group’s endeavor. In July 2019, Moorpark City Manager Troy Brown told the Business Journal, “The downtown is a very special place in Moorpark and it’s an area that needs some focus and attention. Our High Street corridor is anchored with a Metrolink station and a 460-seat community theater.
Moorpark’s own Di Cecco Architecture Inc. has designed High Street Depot and Brown commended Daly for taking on longtime Moorpark resident Mark DiCecco as his project’s architect; he deemed it “extremely beneficial.”
“Having someone who knows the community, and understands the nuances of what the community interests are benefits both the Daly Group and the City,” Brown said of the Moorpark-based architect.
The seven-building project will take 18 months to build.
Daly believes that — based on the speed with which the city of Moorpark can expedite things — the Daly Group will have its permits for demolition and grading in about six months, with another six months needed to ready construction.
“This time next year, we should be under site construction,” Daly said.