Parking Agreement Delays Skate Park Vote

The Planning Commission will consider next month whether to approve a coastal development permit for the construction and operation of a temporary skate park and temporary parking lot at Malibu Bluffs Park.

A vote on plans for a temporary skate park was put off until next month because of concerns the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has over the project's proposed parking lot.

The temporary skate park will be built in the northern corner of the parking lot at , and will take up 41 of 75 existing parking spaces, according to a city commission report.

Malibu Planning Director Joyce Parker-Bozylinski said the SMMC has concerns over the use of the parking lot and a shared parking agreement. A trail-head is nearby.

"We will be trying to meet with the conservancy to reach a mutual agreement," Parker-Bozylinski said. The vote was moved to the Planning Commission's June 5 meeting.

Some 1 1/2 acres of vacant land north of the park along Winter Mesa Road will be converted into a temporary parking lot with 110 parking spaces.

Except for major holidays, the skate park will be open to the public on a daily basis.

Papa Jack's Skate Park was closed when developer Steve Soboroff did not renew the lease with the park in 2010 because of plans to build a shopping center that will include a Whole Foods grocery store. Soboroff has since donated $25,000 to help move the park elsewhere.

Marianne Riggins June 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Watching the X games and can't help thinking how great it would be to have a world class skate park built in Malibu. We need to find a way to get this done, skate boarding and Malibu go hand in hand.


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