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Commission to Hear More About Esplanade Project

The proposed Esplanade Project includes plans for a viewing platform at Surfrider Beach in Malibu.

The Malibu Parks and Recreation Commission is scheduled Tuesday to hear more about the proposed Esplanade Project, a plan that includes a viewing platform at Surfrider Beach.

The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the community room at Malibu City Hall.

The Malibu Parks and Recreation Commission is currently reviewing the first phase of the project, which only includes the viewing platform at Surfrider Beach. The viewing platform would be located between the Malibu Pier and the Adamson House.

Commissioners are expected to make a recommendation to the Malibu City Council on whether to proceed with the project.

Ann Ryan, the designer behind the project, is expected to answer questions about the project at Tuesdays meeting.

Ryan met in January with members of the Malibu Parks and Recreation Commission, which formed a subcommittee made up of Commissioners Carl Randall, Graeme Clifford and Steve Parks to gather facts about the project.

Officials from the state of California, Los Angeles County and Caltrans would have to be on board for the project to move forward.

The project was proposed by Ryan in the 1980s when her nonprofit received grants from the California Coastal Conservancy, California Department of Parks and Los Angeles County.

More recently, Ryan made several attempts to solicit grant funds from the city in 2010 and 2011, but none of the requests were funded.

Cece Stein February 19, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Wow Andy you're funny - You need to take that act on the road ; ) I highly doubt Fish and Game, the EPA, The Sierra Club, dozens of environmental organizations, The Audubon, the Coastal Commission and the Surfrider Foundation are for the Esplanade.
Andy Lyon February 19, 2013 at 08:42 PM
What a coincidence Cece ... I was just going to tell you to hit the road too. Let's talk when you can count your time around the lagoon and 1st point in years instead of months.
Cece Stein February 19, 2013 at 08:57 PM
Sounds like we're on the same page Andy : ) Steve and I would love to get together with you next week and talk about how atrocious the Esplanade is going to be and them maybe you two can catch up on 1st point and the lagoon! Sound like a plan?
PCH Commuter February 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Why doesn't the Esplanade plan in include a high-rise parking structure that would provide parking for all the tourists that will flock to the viewing deck?
malibu February 20, 2013 at 05:37 AM
the viewing deck is around 100 feet the esplanade is more than just that its fixing up the side of the road where all there is is dirt chain link fences and weeds

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