Latest update!

Upcoming Meetings (VENUE CHANGE)
​The GPAC will be meeting this fall to review the draft General Plan Elements. 
6:30 PM | Historic Train Depot (110 Higgins Canyon Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019).
  • October 13, 2016 – Overview of General Plan Elements
    The meeting will include a detailed overview of the forthcoming first Draft General Plan Elements:  Circulation, Healthy Community, Conservation and Open Space, Safety, and Noise. There will be ample opportunity for questions and answers, clarification, and your comments and input on these Elements. Also at this meeting, City staff will highlight how the General Plan Elements and the Draft Local Coastal Land Use Plan (LUP) – which are separate and complementary documents - work together. Click here to view the agenda for the October 13 meeting. 
  • November 17, 2016 – Focus on Circulation Element
    Description TBA

Documents for Review
The GPAC held two sessions last June to discuss the first Draft LUP, which contains policies that cover land use, coastal access and recreation, coastal resources, and coastal hazards. The Draft LUP has been available for comment since last April (view it online here), and the City is working to provide the first draft General Plan Elements soon at the same locations:

Community input on the both of these draft documents is strongly encouraged, and can be submitted in several ways:

  • In person at the GPAC meetings during the Public Comment period of the meeting
  • Online via the Plan Half Moon Bay website comment form
  • By email to Half Moon Bay's Community Development Department,
  • In writing (hard copy) to:
    City of Half Moon Bay
    Community Development Department/General Plan
    501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

​​Welcome to the PlanHMB website!

This website will serve as your one-stop portal for information about the City of Half Moon Bay’s General Plan and Local Coastal Program (LCP) Update. Here you will find up-to-date information about the project, studies and other work completed to date, contact information, and ways that you can participate. Please take a look around the site and join the conversation about the city’s future. Check back often to find updates on the planning process, access meeting materials and presentations, and review draft documents. If you’d like to receive e-mail announcements about upcoming meetings and events, sign up here.

Project Status/Schedule

The General Plan and LCP Update consists of 9 main steps. Here is the project status for each:

1. Project Initiation and Community InvolvementCompleted
2. Visioning and Issue IdentificationCompleted
3. Existing Conditions, Trends, and Opportunities AssessmentCompleted
4. Preferred PlanIn Progress
5. Draft General Plan and Local Coastal Program UpdateUpcoming
6. Housing ElementIn Progress
7. Zoning Update and Local Coastal Implementation PlanUpcoming
8. Environmental Impact ReportUpcoming
9. Hearings and AdoptionUpcoming

At each stage, there are opportunities for community involvement and input, including Community workshops and study sessions of the City Council and the Planning Commission. Additionally, questions or comments about the plan and process are welcome at any time.

As part of the update, the City will release draft versions of all planning documents for public review, and will prepare an accompanying Environmental Impact Statement according to State law. See the diagram below for estimated completion dates and anticipated meetings and hearings. Additional meetings and events may be held and will be announced on this website and through the City’s newsletter. (Click the image below for a larger, printable PDF version.)