Planning Commission to Decide on Crummer Project

During its regular meeting on Monday, the Malibu Planning Commission is poised to make a final decision on the status of the Crummer Project, a proposed five-mansion development near Bluffs Park.

The project, which was last reviewed by commissioners at a meeting in January of this year, has been considered controversial because of the potential obstructed views it could create from area parks and neighborhoods, as well as a proposed hotel to be located across the street.

“I want to know how tall the houses are going to be,” Commissioner John Mazza said at the January meeting.

The Crummer Project, so named for the parcel of land it seeks to build upon, plans to construct five mansions along the bluff, with four of the residences to be two stories and one to be a single story home.

The Planning Commission declined to recommend that the City Council approve construction permits for the project in January, stating that without floor plans and blueprints, it would be irresponsible to greenlight a new building project.

Monday’s meeting is likely to be an emotional one, as the last time the Crummer Project appeared on a meeting agenda, community members expressed serious concern about view obstruction.

Richard Weintraub, who owns a plot of land where he wants to build a 146-room hotel across from the new homes, has also helped to heighten tension, hoping to get community members behind their drive to block the construction because of view obstruction.

Other items on Monday’s agenda include the demolition of the remnants of a gas station on PCH next to McDonald’s and several smaller residential building permits.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Council chambers at Malibu City Hall.

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