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The Half Moon Bay Planning Commission is continuing their work on the Local Coastal Land Use Plan update.  The Local Coastal Land Use Plan (LCLUP) is the policy component of City's Local Coastal Program.  It's scope includes the following topics pursuant to the California Coastal Act:

  • Land Use
  • Coastal Access
  • Coastal Recreation
  • Coastal Resources
  • Coastal Hazards

Coastal Recreation will be the focus of the July 25, 2017 Planning Commission session.  The session will be held jointly with the City's Park and Recreation Commission.
This session will feature a presentation from the Parks Master Plan Existing Conditions Report (release pending) and will cover the existing condition of the City's parks as well as community input regarding future parks and programming needs. The discussion will focus on policies relevant to both the Parks Master Plan and the Coastal Recreation portion of the LCLUP.
Community members are encouraged to attend and participate during the public forum.

Upcoming Meetings
Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Land Use Plan (LCLUP) Planning Commission Joint Study Session

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 7:00 P.M.
Location: Ted Adcock Community Center

​​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 PlanCompleted
5. Draft General Plan and Local Coastal Program UpdateIn Progress
6. Housing ElementCompleted
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.)