Civic Center Design Standards

Project Status

Following the court's overturning of Measure R, the City is reopening discussion of regulations on chain stores and options for a Civic Center Specific Plan. On August 14, 2017, the City Council directed staff to schedule public hearing to consider a specific plan overlay district for the Civic Center; research alternative methods of regulating community character in commercial zone; and evaluate the Civic Center Guidelines that were prepared by the Civic Center Design Standards Task Force.

Project Overview

In 2014, the City Council tasked the Planning Department with establishing a set of Civic Center Design Standards as the first phase of a longer term goal of creating a Civic Center Specific Plan.

To complete the project, the City Council appointed a 10-member Civic Center Design Standards Task Force who worked with the City’s design team, MIG Consultants and John Kaliski Architects, to prepare a set of design standards to enhance the Civic Center area.

The project included a kick-off community event and task force meetings. See below for a list of meeting materials.

Hearings to consider a specific plan overlay for the Civic Center and to consider Civic Center Guidelines prepared by the Task Force will be scheduled in Fall/Winter 2017.

Visit this website frequently to get the latest information on the project and find out how to participate.

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To sign up to receive an e-notification email or text message whenever anything related to the Civic Center Design Standards Project is posted on the City website, visit www.MalibuCity.org/news and select Civic Center Design Standards.

Public Meetings

City Council - August 14, 2017

Joint City Council / Planning Commission Meeting - February 10, 2016

Task Force Meeting Number 3 - May 12, 2015

Task Force Meeting Number 2 - Design Charrette - March 25 - 26, 2015

The Task Force Charrette responded to the Task Force’s desire - in an intense, compact session - to collaborate, sketch, explore, and share design ideas and concepts for Malibu’s Civic Center design standards. The goal was to identify preferred design strategies based on physical conditions/constraints and community objectives.

Task Force Meeting Number 1 - January 13, 2015

Community Open House Meeting Materials - October 17-18, 2014

Resources

Economic Services Report - August 2007