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Malibu Memorial Park

Project Update:
On Monday, April 17, 2017, the Planning Commission opened the hearing to consider the project and continued the hearing to Monday, May 1, 2017. Visit the Meeting and Public Hearings webpage for more information.

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
On April 17, 2017, the Planning Commission opened the public hearing to consider the project and continued the hearing to Monday, May 1, 2017. Please submit comments to the Commission's Recording Secretary at Visit the Meeting and Public Hearings webpage for more information.

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CEQA - Environmental Review
The City of Malibu published a Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed project. The City completed an Initial Study which was circulated for a 30-day review period - November 14, 2016 through December 14, 2016. The City issued a Final Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration, which contains 19 comment letters received, responses to the comments, and a final chapter with Corrections and Additions. These updates clarify and make minor corrections and edits to the Draft IS/MND, and add conditions to address comments made.  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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Bonnie Blue, AICP
Planning Director
Ph: 310-456-2489, ext. 258

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