Harbor View Place (Jay Paul Company) Proposed Project Update

Review process and fall study session planned for proposed project on the former Malibu Grand Prix and Lyngso sites.

In response to questions received from the public about the status of a proposed project on the former Malibu Grand Prix and Lyngso sites named “Harbor View Place”, this blog provides more details about the proposed project and what the community can expect as next steps in the review process.

Jay Paul Company’s proposal seeks to develop approximately 1.2 million square feet (s.f.) of office space on the former Malibu Grand Prix and Lyngso sites. The City’s General Plan, which is the City’s primary land use regulation document, currently allows for development of approximately 830,000 s.f. in industrial-related uses at this site. Earlier this year, the Jay Paul Company asked the City Council to consider initiating General Plan amendment proceedings so that the City could review this proposed project. The review process would include studying potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed project.

On July 24, 2017, the City Council conducted a public hearing to consider the request to initiate a General Plan Amendment. After considering public comment, the City Council opted to move forward with the General Plan amendment process. A video recording of this hearing, as well as related City Council meeting documents, can be viewed here.

What Does Initiating A General Plan Amendment Mean?

Initiating a General Plan Amendment does not mean the proposed project was approved. The City Council approved the beginning of the review process to consider a General Plan Amendment, along with the other requested project details and in accordance with the City’s project review process. More specifically, the Council-adopted resolution stated, “this initiation does not constitute approval of the amendment or assure any particular action on the amendment by the City Council. The Planning Commission and City Council will consider the General Plan Amendment in their discretion, along with the other requested project entitlements and in accordance with the City’s project review process.” To read the City Council approved resolution, go here.

The Council’s action to initiate a General Plan Amendment does allow for review of the proposed project. The review process includes conducting an Environmental Impact Report, land-use analysis, economic study, engineering analysis and other related studies. Costs associated with City staff time and consultant time required to review the project will be reimbursed by the developer.

Fall Study Session And City Staff Review Of The Project Planned

Given the scale of this project, and significant public interest, the City Council requested that the City Council and Planning Commission conduct a joint study session so that policy direction and public input may be given in the early stages of the review process.

The study session has not yet been scheduled, but is expected to occur this fall. City staff will be bringing an environmental consultant on board and conducting early stage technical review of the proposed project.

Stay Up-to-Date On This Proposed Project

The status of the proposed project, including public hearings and other opportunities for public input, will be posted on this project webpage here.

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