Updated 4:05 pm: A nearly 30 year old hotel project that would put 146 rooms at Malibu Canyon Road and PCH in Malibu has lumbered back into action after many stops and starts. The city is asking for additional environmental analysis of the Rancho Malibu Hotel project, which includes 440,560 total square feet of space spread out on 27.8 acres. The Malibu Surfside News reports: "Plans call for a 141,428 square foot main building comprised of a 82,036-square-foot basement, which includes a spa and fitness center and a first and second floor including a lobby area, retail, restaurant, banquet and meeting facilities, according to planning officials. The guestrooms and suites are located within casita-type buildings totaling 133,873 square feet." There will also be two pools and 543 parking spaces, mostly in a parking structure. The plan was first proposed by a previous developer in 1984, but stalled out when the city put a moratorium on development in 1991. The 146-room plan started making its way through the city in the mid-nineties and an environmental impact report was done in *1997 (not 2007 as previously written). The developer then withdraw the application in 2009 and reapplied in June 2011. The coastal permit application for the hotel is now under review.
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