ENTRADA AT MALIBU CANYON

    

GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION

Project Title:

Entrada at Malibu Canyon

Location:

4240 Las Virgenes Road

Future Hearing Dates:

September 20, 2012 - Planning Commission
October 4, 2012 - Planning Commission

CEQA:

A Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared. It is available for public review on the City's web site. The review period is from Monday, September 10, 2012 to Monday, October 1, 2012 at 5pm.

Developer Contact:

Deidre Waitt, Calabasas Blue, LLC

Contact:

Geoffrey Starns, AICP, Senior Planner at (818) 224-1600

Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration

The Entrada at Malibu Canyon project was approved by the City Council on August 1, 2007 for 86 residential units (condominiums) in three buildings over one level of underground parking that connects the three buildings. Approximately 16 of the 21 acres (75% of the site) was dedicated open space.  Because of time extensions given by the State of California, the approved project's entitlements (including the approved tract map) will not expire until August 1, 2015.

 

Since the approval, the original applicant (Standard Pacific Homes) sold the property as entitled to Calabasas Blue. The new owners have intended to construct the entitled project. However, the owners are also considering a change to the approved project to address many of the concerns expressed by the public during the public hearing process and to reduce some of the project's environmental impacts especially the site grading. The re-working of the project design is expected to also reduce the project construction costs, potentially leading to a more successful project.

 

Calabasas Blue (also known as Blue Marble Development Co.) proposes to change the project from 86 condominiums to 80 townhomes. Other changes revealed in the submitted plans include each unit having its own garage, rather than a shared underground parking structure, 12 smaller buildings rather than 3 large buildings, and a two-story appearance along Las Virgenes rather than the three stories of the approved project. The new proposed project will leave the approved open space set-aside intact (approximately 16 acres).

 

As of this written project update (dated May 7, 2012), the amended project plans and accompanying application materials and reports are incomplete. Following completion of the plans, application, and reports, a public hearing will be set before the Planning Commission; and if this project would be approved by the Planning Commission, it would replace the previously approved project.  If denied, however, then the previously approved condominium project remains in place as entitled and could still be constructed.  The proposed revised project requires a Mitigated Negative Declaration to be prepared and it is expected that the earliest that a public hearing could take place is sometime in the fall of 2012.

 

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