MCC Meetings            

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 PM, GCSD meeting room,
504 Ave Alhambra, Third Floor, El Granada.   Email Agendas.   
Broadcast on Channel 27, the following Thurs 8PM & Fri 10AM.
See Archives for past meetings with video links.


Focus Topics

Coastside Design Review Committee vacancies
1. Miramar Community Rep
2. Alternate Miramar Community Rep
Application deadline 4/27/18


Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by CaltransFHWAAARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study.
Cypress roundabout: MCC 8/9/17 minutes & 5/11/16 letter.
Cypress roundabout evaluation & 10% design


Quarry Park Master Plan
(includes Mirada Surf -- park map)
County Parks is developing this document that will help guide park improvements over a period of at least 20 years. Draft Master Plan review expected Apr 2018.


Vallemar Bluff 4-House Development


Affordable Housing 
Cypress Point is MidPen's proposed 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach. Pre-application plans, workshop summary and comments are here


Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Draft plan expected for public review spring 2018.



Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review: spring 2018.


Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan & Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. 10/24/17 presentation & video (@3min) on Land Use Policy & Growth Management by Dr. Charles Lester, former CCC Executive Director.


SFO Aircraft Noise

MCC 9/13/17 informational forum --
video, slide presentation, links


















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Highway 1 Crossings,

Raised Medians,

Turn Lanes


Highway 1 Congestion & Safety Improvement Project

Project timeline 2012 - 2024?
Highway 1 Action Plan: Short term, high priority
Project planner: Rob Bartoli,
See Highway 1 page for related plans & projects

Oct 2012: Transportation Authority (TA) allocated $1.5 million to SMC for planning/permitting of Midcoast crossings, left turn pockets at Gray Whale Cove and 8th St, and raised medians in Montara and Moss Beach (application - appendices). 

The project elements were identified by the community as short term, high priority, and based on concept plans in the Highway 1 Safety & Mobility Improvement Studies:  
        Grey Whale Cove  --  Montara North - Central
        Lighthouse/16th  --  Moss Beach  --  El Granada

Summary history of the project 2012-2017


MCC Input

  • Mar 2012 MCC letter listed common themes and near-term priorities of the Safety/Mobility Study.
  • Jun 2012 MCC support for grant app and early process of consultation with MCC and community on design details. 
  • Oct 2012 MCC requested three break-out groups (Montara, Moss Beach, and El Granada/Miramar) for an inclusive public process in initial planning.
  • May 2013 MCC requested inclusion of the lighthouse crossing when it was learned it had been left out. 
  • Jul  2014 MCC review presentation & renew support.
  • Apr 2015 MCC provided comprehensive comments on the design and evaluation process (minutes).


Gray Whale Cove (GWC) Project

Sept 2017, two years after selection of GWC as Phase 1 of Midcoast Crossings, the County approved MOU for the TA to complete GWC 100% designs and environmental review by summer 2018, after which construction could begin. The $1.35 million remainder of 2012 grant funding for design/permitting of all Midcoast crossings was reprogrammed to fund GWC Improvement Project through construction. In July 2017, additional $400K construction grant application for C/CAG Bike/Ped funds was not successful, though County approved $200K in matching funds.


Preferred Crossing Alternatives & Phasing

Aug 2015: Chapter 6 of the Preliminary Planning Study (PPS)  describes the preferred alternatives and implementation plan.  Improvements will be constructed in 3 phases with timing dependent on funding availability:

Phase 1 - 2017-18: Grey Whale Cove Alt 1 
Phase 2 - 2020-21: Moss Beach Virginia Alt 3 
Phase 3 - 2023-24: Montara 2nd St Alt 3

Lighthouse/16th Alt 1 was also selected for Phase 1, but the design alternative (painted crosswalk with flashing beacon) was disallowed for this type of funding by the TA in Nov 2015. Note that all the crossing design alternatives first presented in June 2014 were of this type (thus ineligible for grant), in spite of grant application assurances that all crossings would include median refuge island.


Evaluation of Crossing Design Alternatives

Feb 2014 MOU assigned project management to TA
               and community engagement to SMC.
Jun 2014 Workshop #1 videonotescomment cards.
Jul  2014 Status Update: video - presentation - minutes.
Feb 2015 Design Alternatives summary - online survey - results
Mar 2015 Workshop #2 - video - presentation - comment cards
Apr 2015 MCC comments - minutes - CGF comments
Jun 2015 Workshop #3 presentation - Alternatives Matrix
Nov 2015 presentation of decision at MCC: minutes


FHWA Proven Safety Countermeasures:  
Pedestrian Crossing Islands