New Lumberyard Facade Unveiled – And The Nobu Mess Again – Tonight at Planning Commission

Written by on February 18, 2020

The mysterious remodeling at the Malibu Lumberyard is becoming a but clearer.

A private company leases the Lumberyard from the City of Malibu …. which owns the property.

Windows fronting Pacific Coast Highway have been removed from the two story structure.

The Malibu Planning Commission meets tonight ,.. and has been given artists renderings of what they new facade at the center of Malibu’s commercial core will look like.

That’s because the real estate company needs permits for its signs.

One parking place inside the shopping center will be relocated… to make way for a sign on Cross Creek Road.

And the front of the shopping center … facing PCH … the old pole sign for the Malibu Lumber Yard will finally get removed.

The Planning Commission tonight will also consider an application for a small wine tasting shop inside the Fred Segal store on Cross Creek.


And as we’ve reported … the commissioners will get yet another update in the multi-year saga of the traffic jam on PCH at Nobu.

And the update will say … wait.

It was last July when the Plannign Commission directed the city staff to work with Soho Little Beach House and Nobu Malibu to solve the traffic mess on PCH.

Both restaurants operate under a city permit for traffic issues. … which has to be reviewed and approved every year.

That was supposed to happen last July.

Since then …. there has been month to month updates … but no fix.

Lawyers and traffic engineers have now agreed on a solution … which has been taken to Caltrans … for approval by the agency that owns the road.

Details of that fix have not been released to the public.

An update has been sent to the Planning Commissioners …. but no details.

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