New Maps Outlining Earthquake Fault Lines Could Cause Problems for Future Culver City Development
Two weeks ago California State Officials released new maps outlining earthquake fault lines under Culver City, and some things might not be looking good for certain Culver City property owners. Specifically, fault lines running under the Westside and other parts of the Los Angeles area could have a serious impact on development projects in the future.
Martin Feinberg, Realtor, has dealt with California’s earthquake-prone areas for more than 30 years and understands the difficulties they can cause for property owners.
The California Geological Survey created the new earthquake fault lines maps under the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Act (APEA). They show a fault line running under neighborhoods in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and other Westside communities. They also show the Santa Monica Fault Line running through Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Century City, Westwood, and parts of West Los Angeles.
The new maps also completed an examination of the western edge of the Hollywood Fault and the northern edge of the Newport-Inglewood Fault. That fault runs through Culver City, Mid-City, and Pico-Robertson. All maps are currently going through a 90-day review process.
Some areas of Culver City Real Estate will likely be affected.
Though the general location of the fault lines has been known for many years, their specific locations had never been finalized. Once that happens, such maps could stop some future development projects. The APEA prohibits the construction of certain types of structures—such as those meant for human occupancy—on top of active fault lines.
Construction over active fault lines can still be done, but developers working near known fault lines would be required to conduct seismic reviews. Ultimately, final approval for such builds would lie with local authorities.
Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, understands the concerns of Culver City residents and will continue to follow the news on this topic.