La Paz Ranch Project


On November 18, 2019, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on amendments to the project. The Notice of Public Hearing contains the proposed project  and meeting time/details.   

Project Overview

In 2008, the City Council approved the La Paz Ranch 0.20 Floor Area Ratio (FAR) Development Agreement project for construction of 112,058 square feet of commercial office and retail uses and a 20,000 square foot City Hall complex. The 0.20 FAR project provided the developer with an additional 12,941 square feet of commercial square footage and allocated 20,000 square feet to the City of Malibu for a future City Hall complex or some other municipal use to be determined by the City. For a complete project history and project scope, please view the La Paz Ranch History memorandum

*Please note that in 2008 a 0.15 FAR project was also approved but in 2016, the applicant allowed the 0.15 FAR project to expire. 


To be notified directly of important information regarding the La Paz Ranch project, including public hearings and meetings, please email City staff at  

Environmental Review

In 2008, the City Council certified the La Paz Ranch Revised Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Subsequently, as part of the PCH/Cross Creek Improvement project, Addendum No. 1 was certified by the Planning Commission in 2015. To view these documents, visit the Documents and Resources web page.  

technical studies and documents

Visit the Documents and Resources web page to view City project approvals and technical studies.