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Posted on: November 12, 2018

Upcoming Planning Commission Study Sessions Focus on Local Coastal Land Use Plan

UPDATED December 4, 2018 - Planning Commission study sessions on draft Land Use Plan chapters. Upcoming sessions on December 19 and January 22, 7 pm, at the Library. Sessions include public comment, discussion, and Q&A with City staff.

UPDATED December 4, 2018

Contact: Jill Ekas
Community Development Director
(650) 726-8270

Upcoming Planning Commission Study Sessions Focus on Local Coastal Land Use Plan - Two Sessions Coming Up

Half Moon Bay, CA – The Half Moon Bay Planning Commission is continuing its work on the Local Coastal Program (LCP) and Land Use Plan (LUP) update.  Since 2017, these documents have been prioritized for completion, prior to proceeding with completion of the City’s General Plan update. The LUP consists of 9 chapters, or focus areas, several of which were reviewed by the Planning Commission in summer, 2017. Each chapter of the LUP undergoes an extensive process including review by the Planning Commission prior to presentation to the City Council for adoption.

The community is invited and encouraged to participate in upcoming study sessions on the draft LUP chapters. At each session, there will be an opportunity for public comment as well as a Planning Commission discussion and Q&A with City staff. The first session was held on November 27.

Draft chapters and background information are available online at

Sessions are scheduled for 7 pm in the Community Room at the Half Moon Bay Library, 620 Correas Street, in Half Moon Bay.

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018 – Study session on Chapter 5 - Coastal Access and Recreation; Chapter 7 - Coastal Hazards; Chapter 8 - Cultural Resources; and Chapter 9 - Scenic and Visual Resources. Staff will also give a brief overview of the Introduction, Framework, and Development chapters, which will subsequently be posted online at
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – Study session on Chapter 2 – Development; and Chapter 4 - Agriculture

It’s anticipated that the above chapters will be presented to the City Council for consideration of approval in the first half of 2019. After adoption, the documents are conveyed to the California Coastal Commission for its final consideration. Upon City Council adoption of the LUP, the General Plan update process will re-start.

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 12,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City’s website is


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