David Malmuth has developed architectural icons from Hollywood to Manhattan, but he's 0-for-2 in Long Beach---most recently when the City Council rejected his Second+PCH development in December. But the Academy Awards are being held tonight at the Kodak Theatre he developed, and we're wondering how he feels about that.
With the Second+PCH development in a coma, and everybody suddenly chomping at the bit to amend SEADIP, Long Beach City Girl is proposing the construction of a Major League Baseball park at the corner of PCH and 2nd Street.: We said we wanted a gateway toLong Beach and what could be a finer gateway than an awesome looking ballpark?
Second+PCH developer David Malmuth may have gotten a gift from Long Beach officials who scheduled a City Council hearing on the wildly out-of-code development for five days before Christmas. But Long Beach city code and California law prohibit the City Council and Coastal Commission from approving against-zoning-law plans. Eventually, he'll probably have to return it.
QUEEN MARY GETS ITS BEST NEWS SINCE IT GOT HERE–A PRESERVATION PLAN! [ By Bill Cwiklo ] In these austere times to talk about much more than a coat of paint on this red and black elephant is simply silly. When we can properly fund our police / fire, fix streets, trim trees and keep [...]
Make your place look like you’re chasing nickels to support a meth habit. Erect a plywood berry stand on your front lawn and use smelly, unshaven men to sell Christmas trees when it gets dark early---but only after pulling out the grass and throwing down gravel. Make it look like you have no self respect as a business owner.
Second+PCH developer David Malmuth concedes that, in a perfect world, zoning laws would be rewritten first so as to permit a project that was in accordance with them. "Yeah," he says, "but it’s not gonna happen that way.”
GreaterLongBeach.com publisher Dave Wielenga will be among the in-studio guests this evening when Long Beach State’s online radio station, K-BEACH, presents a special feature on today’s 3rd District neighborhood meeting on the proposed Second+PCH project. The program begins at 6 p.m. and is accessible online at www.KBeach.org. It will also be available as a podcast. [...]
The clock is supposed to start today—the day the Environmental Impact Report for the Second+PCH project is scheduled to be released—on a 45-day period of public comment. But GreaterLongBeach.com readers got a head start yesterday, and their comments were in mid-45-day-period form: What does [lead developer David] Malmuth care how this monolith will violate zoning [...]
The long-awaited environmental impact report (EIR) for the Second+PCH development—the second such document for this long-proposed hotel/retail/residential project—will be released Thursday, GreaterLongBeach.com has learned from lead developer David Malmuth. “My enthusiasm has been renewed,” Malmuth says. “I can finally see that we’ll formally start the comment period and hopefully be successful [in getting approval] through [...]
Cliff Ratkovich and Carl Kemp are out, Stephen T. Conley and Alex Cherin are in, and there is speculation that the shuffle signals a change in strategy by Second+PCH lead lead developer David Malmuth---an attempt to pull political strings rather than push for community support.