THE PAXTON CALABASAS PROJECT

    

GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION

Project Title:

Paxton Calabasas

Location:

4240 Las Virgenes Road

Construction Start Date:

TBD

CEQA:

A Mitigated Negative Declaration was adopted on October 11, 2012.

 

Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration

Developer Contact:

Deidre Waitt, Calabasas Blue, LLC

Contact:

Krystin Rice, Associate Planner at (818) 224-1600

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 opted to 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 project re-design is expected to also reduce the project construction costs, potentially leading to a more successful project.

         

On April 4, 2012, Calabasas Blue (also known as Blue Marble Development Co.) submitted a request to modify their entitled 86-unit condominium project to an 80-unit townhome project.  Through the review process, the number of units was reduced to 78.  The proposed project was reviewed by the Development Review Committee (DRC) on May 1, 2012.  On April 27, 2012, the Architectural Review Panel (ARP) reviewed this project and made recommendations for minor changes. The applicant resubmitted revised plans in accordance with ARP’s recommendations and returned to ARP on July 27, 2012.

 

A new Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared for the project and was made available for public review on September 10, 2012; the review period ended October 1, 2012.  On September 20, 2012, the Planning Commission reviewed the project at a noticed public hearing and continued the project for further discussion to the following Planning Commission public hearing on October 11, 2012.  After a thorough review and discussion, the Commission unanimously voted to adopt Resolution No. 2012-528, approving File No. 120000364 and adopting the associated Mitigated Negative Declaration. 

The approved project was submitted to plan check in March 2013 and is currently under review by the Public Works Department and Building & Safety. The name of the development has been changed from “Entrada at Malibu Canyon” to “Paxton Calabasas.”

Planning Commission Staff Reports and Attachments

September 20, 2012

 
3. File No. 120000364. File No. Request to modify an approved Conditional Use Permit, Oak Tree Permit, and a Tentative Tract Map (File Nos.: CUP-003-013, OAK-003-017 and TT60488) to replace the approved 86 unit condominium residential development with a 78 unit townhome residential development on 5 acres of a 21 acre site (16 acres will remain open space) located within the Commercial, Limited zoning district and a designated scenic corridor, at 4240 Las Virgenes Road (APN: 2069-011-005 and 2069-011-006).

Submitted by: Calabasas Blue, LLC   
Planner: Krystin Rice
(818) 224-1709
krice@cityofcalabasas.com

Item 3 - Staff Report
Exhibit A - Site Plans and Elevations -
Exhibit A is available for viewing by contacting Planning Department staff during normal office hours at (818) 224-1600.
Exhibit B - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Exhibit C - Photo simulations of project
Exhibit D - Photos of Proposed Retaining Wall

October 11, 2012

2. File No. 120000364. A request to modify an approved Conditional Use Permit, Oak Tree Permit, and a Tentative Tract Map (File Nos.: CUP-003-013, OAK-003-017 and TT60488) to replace the approved 86 unit condominium residential development with a 78 unit townhome residential development on 5 acres of a 21 acre site (16 acres will remain open space) located at 4240 Las Virgenes Road (APN: 2069-011-005 and 2069-011-006), within the Commercial, Limited zoning district and the scenic corridor overlay zoning district (CL-SC).

Submitted by: Calabasas Blue, LLC   
Planners: Krystin Rice
(818) 224-1709
krice@cityofcalabasas.com

Item 2 - Staff Report
Exhibit A - Resolution No. 2012-523

Correspondence Received

  
 

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