Malibu-based commercial developer J&P Limited has pulled permits to make improvements to the former Charter Communications building to bring Urban Outfitters to the Cross Creek area of Malibu.
Under a tenant improvement permit application, which was filed on Nov. 19, the store would be located in a 10,611 square foot space at 3806 Cross Creek Road near Civic Center Way. Developers are aiming for a June 2013 opening.
The proposed location, which is currently surrounded by a fence and under construction, is across from Taverna Tony.
The plans are currently under review by the city’s Planning Department, and its Environmental Health division, which will determine if the onsite wastewater treatment system needs an overhaul, according to Amanda Lafond, the city’s planning technician.
A review of the preliminary plans at Malibu City Hall show the store will have an upper and lower sale area, fitting rooms and bathrooms. The proposed hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Because the area is zoned for retail, the store does not require a conditional use permit, Lafond said.
Urban Outfitters has 130 locations across the United States. The store includes apparel for men and women from the 18 to 30 year-old range. The nearest locations to Malibu are in Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Canoga Park and Santa Monica.
The company Urban Outfitters, Inc. includes the brands Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain and BHLDN.
City staff is currently researching a formula retail ordinance, which has not been put into effect. The proposed ordinance would require any new chain stores in shopping centers with more than 10,000 square feet in the Civic Center area of Malibu to apply for a conditional use permit.