Latest update!

The GPAC will be back in August to consider the draft General Plan Elements! Dates to be announced soon.

The First Public Review Draft of the Local Coastal Land Use Plan (LUP) is now available for download here! Compare the 1993 LUP policies with the new draft policies using this document. Copies are also available in the following locations/formats:

  • Reference copies for viewing at City Hall - Free
  • Printed copies at City Hall for sale - actual cost to produce - $30.00 (please call ahead to reserve your copy - 650-726-8270)

The LUP contains policies that cover land use, coastal access and recreation, coastal resources, and coastal hazards. Feedback on this draft document is welcome and can be submitted here or in writing to City Hall.

The community is also encouraged to participate and share their thoughts on the first public review draft LUP. You can find materials from the first General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meeting on the public review draft LUP here.  

​​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.)