Biological Reports & Environmental Documents

As required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), passed by the California Legislature in 1970, the City of Half Moon Bay conducts environmental review of public and private projects before they are heard for approval. The environmental documents produced by the City are provided to both decision makers and the public for their consideration and comment. These environmental documents include Initial Studies/Negative Declarations (IS/ND) and Environmental Impact Reports (EIR). 

Some projects require a biological assessment. This takes place when there is a need to evaluate the potential effects of the proposed project on specified plant and animal species and habitat. The biological assessment determines whether any such species or habitat are likely to be adversely affected by the project. 

PROJECTS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW:

Environmental Review (CEQA):

1. 2782 Pullman Avenue (APN: 048-121-100) - New Single Family Residence 

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration: The proposal includes an application for a Coastal Development Permit, Architectural Review, Rear yard Setback Variance, Side Yard Setback Variance and Parking Exception to construct a 1,818 square foot two story residence and associated infrastructure, including a sewer line extension within the Pullman Avenue Right of Way.

The public is welcome to review the draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration. 

Public comment period begins on November 1 and ends at 5:00 PM on November 21, 2017.

Contact: Scott Phillips, Project Planner, (650) 726-8299 sphillips@hmbcity.com

Biological Resource Assessment Review (Local Coastal Program):

1.1 Miramontes Point Road (APN: 066-092-770 and -530)- Emergency Coastal Development Permit for Concrete Pier Abatement West of Ritz Carlton Hotel

Biological Resources Technical Report.The biological resource evaluation is intended to support the review of a Coastal Development Permit in accordance with Chapter 18.20 of the City of Half Moon Bay Municipal Code. City’s Zoning Code requires that agencies review the biological resource evaluation and have 45 days from the date the report is received to provide the City with comments on the adequacy of the reports and any suggested mitigation measures deemed appropriate.

Review period begins on January 16, 2018

Contact: Scott Phillips, Project Planner, (650) 726-8299 or sphillips@hmbcity.com

2. Highway 1/S. Main Street (APN: 065-012-030) -  Half Moon Bay Hyatt Place Project

Biological Resources Technical Report & Peer Review. The biological resource evaluation is intended to support the review of a Coastal Development Permit in accordance with Chapter 18.20 of the City of Half Moon Bay Municipal Code. City’s Zoning Code requires that agencies review the biological resource evaluation and have 45 days from the date the report is received to provide the City with comments on the adequacy of the reports and any suggested mitigation measures deemed appropriate.

Review period begins on October 20, 2017.

Contact: Art Henriques, Project Planner, 650-726-8270 or ahenriques@hmbcity.com

3. 100 Young Avenue south Young Ave. and all 200 lots of the unimproved Surf Beach subdivsion north of Young Ave              (APN: 048-134-090 through 048-156-280) - Dunes Beach Hotel / Surf Beach RV Park

Biological Resources Technical Report. The biological resource evaluation is intended to support the review of a Coastal Development Permit in accordance with Chapter 18.20 of the City of Half Moon Bay Municipal Code. City’s Zoning Code requires that agencies review the biological resource evaluation and have 45 days from the date the report is received to provide the City with comments on the adequacy of the reports and any suggested mitigation measures deemed appropriate.

Review period begins on October 25, 2017.

Contact: Art Henriques, Project Planner, 650-726-8270 or ahenriques@hmbcity.com 

4. 544 Magnolia Street (APN: 064-342-200) - New Single Family Residence and Tree Removal

Biological Resources Technical Report  The biological resource evaluation is intended to support the review of a Coastal Development Permit in accordance with Chapter 18.38 of the City of Half Moon Bay Municipal Code. City’s Zoning Code requires that agencies review the biological resource evaluation and have 45 days from the date the report is received to provide the City with comments on the adequacy of the reports and any suggested mitigation measures deemed appropriate.

Review period begins on November 29, 2017.

Contact: Scott Phillips, Project Planner, (650) 726-8299 or sphillips@hmbcity.com

REFERENCES:

The references below provide more information about the required environmental review process: