This letter is in response to “Coastal Commission approves former Crummer Project” article from the Aug. 20 edition of The Malibu Times. As the article points out the owners of the Crummer property certainly have patience (although this project has been in the works since 2005, when the current owners purchased it, not 2013).
While the article points out the most recent changes to the project’s design, such as making all the homes one-story, it neglects to point out, the numerous other changes the owners have made during the last 10 years, including reducing the number and size of homes as the project worked its way through the city, not to mention the projects proposed by the prior owner, such as a large office complex.
Finally, the approved project includes a donation of almost two acres of land to the city to be added to Bluffs Park and funds for the city to build additional facilities and parking at Bluffs Park, and has a broad base of community support.
In sum, this is a project that has been redesigned numerous times to respond to concerns of the community and the Coastal Commission while providing really important benefits to the city and others who do not have access to many of the things we all love about Malibu.