The California Coastal Commission will consider a request by the city of Malibu for changes to its Local Coastal Program in February.
The meeting is scheduled for Feb. 7 at the Redondo Beach Civic Center.
The city of Malibu is seeking two amendments -- one to its Land Use Plan (LUP) and another to its Local Implementation Plan (LIP) -- to change standards for development in institutional zones, which includes public amenities and services such as libraries, churches and schools.
The city is seeking a LUP amendment to provide an incentive for developers to include public amenities as part of new development.
"The proposed LUP amendment would modify the land use designation under “Institutional” to allow the maximum floor area ratio (FAR) permitted in this land use category to be increased from 0.15 to 0.20, where additional significant public benefits and amenities are provided as part of the project," according to a commission agenda report.
The changes would also expand the list of permitted uses in the zone to include towing and automobile storage, police and fire stations, parks and recreational facilities, and animal husbandry and agricultural uses for educational and non-profit purposes.
The LIP amendment would add a new set of development standards to ensure that development within the institutional zone is in conformance with the overall protection of coastal resources.
"Specifically, the new institutional development standards will regulate setbacks, height, structure size, landscaping, site permeability, fences/walls, grading limits, and parking," the report states.
Read the full report online.