MALAMUT VINTAGE AUTO DEALERSHIP

    

GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION
Project Title:

Malamut Vintage Auto Dealership

Location:

24439 Calabasas Road (APN: 2069-009-029) (map)

Approvals:

Conditional Use Permit, Site Plan Review, General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Scenic Corridor Permit, and Development Plan granted by City Council on February 1, 2011.

Construction Start Date:

February 2013 (demolition); Construction commencement TBD UPDATED

CEQA:

An Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) was prepared for this project. In accordance with CEQA, the Draft IS/MND was circulated for review by responsible agencies, as well as the State Clearinghouse, and the public.  The Draft IS/MND was available for public review at City Hall, the Library, and on the City website.  The required 30 day review period began on October 19, 2010 and ended on November 18, 2010. 

MND: Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
Contact: Talyn Mirzakhanian, tmirzakhanian@cityofcalabasas.com
Public Meeting Notices: Notice of Public Hearing - 12/16/10

The proposed project consists of a two-story, 20,983 square-foot Tuscan style building that will house a vintage automotive dealership with attendant automotive retail supporting businesses. The proposed complex will feature an 11,402 square-foot first floor consisting of outdoor and indoor vehicle display areas, a café, retail shops, storage area, and common area, and a 9,581 square-foot second floor consisting of outdoor and indoor vehicle display areas, offices, storage, conference rooms, and common areas.  Customer parking will be provided in a two-level subterranean garage and at-grade parking lot. The subject property is 40,523 square-feet (gross site area) in size and is currently used as a paved vehicle storage lot for the Bob Smith BMW dealership. It has a zoning designation of Commercial, Limited (CL) and has a General Plan land use designation of Business-Limited Intensity (B-LI). It is located within the designated Ventura Freeway Scenic Corridor, and is therefore within the Scenic Corridor overlay zone. The applicant is requesting to change the zoning of the property to Commercial, Business Park (CB) and the land use designation to Business-Business Park (B-BP) to accommodate the development of the proposed automotive dealership. Requested discretionary approvals include: 1) Conditional Use Permit; 2) Site Plan Review; 3) General Plan Amendment; 4) Zone Change; 5) Scenic Corridor Permit; and 6) Development Plan (for modification of the CB development standards).

Applicant Darrel Malamut, submitted the application on June, 29, 2009. The proposed project was reviewed by the DRC on August 18, 2009, December 1, 2009, and June 1, 2010. The ARP reviewed the project on June 25, 2010 and again on September 3, 2010, at which time the Panel recommended approval of the project. Public Works staff introduced the traffic impact study for this project to the Traffic and Transportation Commission on July 27, 2010 and presented a project conditions update to the Commission on October 26, 2010.  In June 2010, City environmental consultants, Rincon Consultants, Inc., began preparing the Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the proposed project. The Draft IS/MND was made available for public review on October 19, 2010; the review period ended on November 18, 2010. Comments sent to Planning Division staff were responded to and incorporated in the Final IS/MND. On December 16, 2010, the Planning Commission reviewed the project at a noticed public hearing. The Planning Commission unanimously voted to adopt Resolution No. 10-504 recommending to City Council approval of the project and certifying adequacy of the associated Mitigated Negative Declaration. On February 1, 2011, the City Council reviewed the project at a noticed public hearing and unanimously voted to approve the project.

Grading plans were submitted to Public Works for review in March 2012. Building & Safety Plan Check commenced December 2012. Plans are currently under review by the Public Works Department and Building & Safety division.

In February 2013, the applicant secured a demolition permit and commenced demolition. Construction will commence once power pole relocation plans have been finalized by Southern California Edison. UPDATED

 

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