A Beverly Hills-based property owner is planning a new hotel just northeast of the Malibu Pier.
The proposed development, called the Malibu Inn Motel, would rise from an approximately 1.2-acre site at 22959 Pacific Coast Highway, replacing a 40-car surface parking lot used by beach visitors and nearby retail establishments.
Surfrider Plaza, LLC - an entity affiliated with Hakim Holdings - is seeking city approvals for the construction of a new a two-story, approximately 7,700-square-foot building containing 20 guest rooms and amenities, as well as parking for 47 vehicles in a surface lot and subterranean garage.
Malibu-based Burdge and Associates Architects is designing the project, which would use stepbacksmatch the pitch of the adjacent hillside. The terrace levels would be used to create balconies for hotel guests and a rooftop deck and bar.
An initial study now being circulated for comment by the City of Malibu indicates that construction of the hotel would occur over a roughly 14-month period. A hearing date before the Malibu Planning Commission has not been scheduled.
The Malibu Inn Motel is one of two hotel projects now being reviewed by the City of Malibu, joining the three-story, 17-key Seaview Hotel planned across the street from "Billionaire's Beach."
- Malibu (Urbanize LA)