New Road To The Edge’s Pad Goes Through Malibu City Hall

Written by on June 20, 2019

The national news media are picking up the story we had two weeks ago … that U-2 guitarist David Evans has lost his effort to build a compound of houses in the mountains above Billionaires Beach.

The California Supreme Court has turned down the final request for reconsideration by guitarist … who goes by the name the edge.

Evans can still go back to the LA County planning department and try all over again to get plans through the regional planning department.

But in the years since the project was first proposed … L A County has adopted a strict new local coastal program that would pretty much blocked any development on the site.

Evans bought the land for $55 million … the Sierra Club suggests it is worth only the value of a tax deduction.

One note not picked up by the out-of-town media is the fact that the city of Malibu also has to prove a permit for any use of the land … if it involves an access road off Pacific Coast Highway.

The project that was approved by the California coastal commission did not have any access road plans in it.

The exact placement of the road had not yet been decided.

That whole issue is academic now … if Evans wants to build a house of their you will have to go to both the city and the County to get permits … no sure thing.

County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, whose district includes the Malibu area, has said the project is “inconsistent” with the county’s preservation objectives and could set a “negative precedent.”

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