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Malibu Memorial Park

Project Update
Final City Approval - On June 5, 2017, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 17-17 approving the Malibu Memorial Park Project. An appeal was subsequently filed by the Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA) which was withdrawn on July 17, 2017. Since the appeal was withdrawn and the project is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission, the Planning Commission’s decision is now the City’s final action on the coastal development permit. 

Construction - The applicant is now able to submit construction plans to the Building Safety Division for plan check, in compliance with any conditions of approval in the Planning Commission’s resolution of approval. Once plan check is completed and any required conditions are met, grading permits could be issued. At this time, the applicant’s proposed timeline to complete condition compliance and plan check in order to start construction is unknown.

Project Overview
On April 28, 2015, the applicant, Bruce McBride on behalf of the property owner, Green Acres, LLC, filed a coastal development permit application to develop the Malibu Memorial Park Project (proposed project), located on the former Rancho Malibu Hotel Project site, 4000 Malibu Canyon Road (APNs 4458-030-007, 4458-028-015, and 4458-028-019).  The project is located in the Commercial Visitor Serving-2 zoning district. The complete project description is provided in the Notice of Planning Commission Public Hearing.

                   Artist Rendering of Rancho Malibu Memorial Park


Public Hearings / Public Meetings
Visit the Meeting and Public Hearings webpage for information regarding previously held public meetings. 

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CEQA - Environmental Review
On June 5, 2017, the Planning Commission adopted  Resolution No. 17-17  adopting the Final Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. Visit the Documents and Resources webpage for more information.

Technical Studies & Documents
Visit the Documents and Resources webpage to view City Department reviews, project plans, technical studies and reports, and other project exhibits.

Previous Project Background

The project site was previously proposed as the Rancho Malibu Hotel project. The 2011 CDP application included a 274,775 square-foot hotel complex, with 146 rooms, a spa, swimming pool, bar, and ballroom, as well as meeting room facilities, and retail and restaurant uses. A proposed four-level, 543-space parking structure included three levels of subterranean parking and one ground level parking lot.

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was released for the Rancho Malibu Hotel Project in October 2013, and a public hearing before the Planning Commission was held to receive public comment on November 18, 2013. A Final EIR was not prepared for the project since the application was withdrawn in September 2015 when the project applicant proposed the subject memorial park on the project site in place of the hotel project.

A detailed history of the hotel project entitlements and environmental review is provided in the Staff Memorandum dated 2012. It should be noted that the memorandum has not been updated since 2012. The Coastal Commission-issued permit noted in the memorandum has since expired. 

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Adrian Fernandez
Senior Planner
Ph: 310-456-2489, ext. 482

23825 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu, CA 90265

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