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 

Midcoast Highway 1 Crossings, Medians, Left Turn Lanes
Project summary and design alternatives
Online survey of preferred alternatives - comments due by April 15.  
Community Workshop March 11 - video.
Related studies and projects: MCC Highway 1 Issues Page.

Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.

Phase 4, Preferred Plan & Policy Framework: 
   Public Workshop Open House at Yacht Club Apr 11, 1-3 PM.
Project website  --  MCC Princeton Issues Page


Connect the Coastside is a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) that will identify programs and improvements along Hwy 1 & 92 to accommodate future transportation needs.    
Evaluation of Transportation Alternatives to Address Buildout Deficiencies:
Briefing to MCC April 8, 7PM
Public Workshop April 15, 6:30-8:30PM,
   Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach.
Buildout Analysis & Traffic Projections Report Nov 2014
Related studies & projects: Hwy 1 Issues Page.


Big Wave Project North Parcel Alternative, a major development for agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport, was approved by the SMC Planning Commission 4-1 on Jan 14.  MCC commentsStaff PresentationVideoLetter of Decision.
Group Appeal to Board of Supervisors was filed Jan 29.


Pillar Point Harbor Issues

RV Park: MCC 1/28/15 letter - images.
District Priorities: MCC 7/9/14 letter - Overview Presentation.
Dredging/Beach Replenishment:
MCC 9/10/13 letter.

Montara Coast - Public Access & Views
Private encroachments into the 7th St right-of-way diminish public coastal access & views.  Online petition.
On Feb 25 the Planning Commission approved 7th St fence removal & new encroaching fence.
New encroaching fence appealed to Board of Supervisors by Montara resident.



Midcoast Water Pollution Reduction Program
What’s in the water and what we can do to help protect our watershed and the marine reserve – Newsletter 2014.

















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Highway 1 Studies & Issues

Highway 1 Safety & Mobility Studies

During 2009-2012 San Mateo County conducted a two-phase public participatory planning effort to develop conceptual plans to improve Highway 1 safety and mobility between Half Moon Bay and Devil’s Slide.
     Action Plan for both phases 
     Phase 1 Study covering El Granada & Miramar 
     Phase 2 Study covering HMB airport to Devil's Slide
     More detail, public comment and meeting videos


Transportation Management Plan

Connect the Coastside is a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan that will identify programs and improvements along Hwy 1 & 92 to accommodate the Coastside’s future transportation needs as it grows toward build-out. The technical study will coincide with broad public outreach to ensure that the final Plan reflects the unique character and vision of local residents and businesses. 

The Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan is a requirement of the 2012 Midcoast update to the Local Coastal Program (LCP Policy 2.53). In December 2013 the Board of Supervisors approved $500,000 to fund the project, which is scheduled for completion mid-2015. 

Buildout Analysis & Traffic Projections Report (final Nov 2014)
Next phase is Evaluation of Transportation Alternatives --
Briefing to MCC April 8, 7PM
Public Workshop April 15, 6:30-8:30PM,
   Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress, Moss Beach.


Midcoast Parking Study

The Action Plan for implementation of the Highway 1 Safety & Mobility Studies calls for a parking study to be completed before more detail planning of beach and trailhead parking lots in the Midcoast, with the goal of sharing and limiting the number of new parking lots.  San Mateo County, GGNRA, State Parks, and CalTrans are collaborating on this 2013-14 study.
12/10/14 Parking Study memo - presentation at MCC 










Highway 1 street lighting issues

In 2012 Supervisor Horsley exchanged letters with Caltrans asking for improved street lighting along Highway 1 in downtown Moss Beach, for pedestrian safety reasons (4/265/16, 7/169/20).  In June 2012 the MCC did a Moss Beach Hwy 1 lighting survey which revealed about half the lights were burned out. MCC reported this to Dept of Public Works (DPW) and bulbs were replaced. DPW does not check street lights, but depends on residents to report outages.


Midcoast Rural PDA designation abandoned

The controversial Rural Priority Development Area designation for the Midcoast was applied for in 2012 as a way to receive priority transportation funding from ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments).  Due to community objections the idea was abandoned and replaced by 5 Rural Community Investment Areas (RCIA).  Read more.


Highway 1 Projects

Highway 1 Crossings, Medians, Left-Turn Lanes

Project Elements were identified by the community as near term, high priority, and are based on concept plans in the Highway 1 Safety & Mobility Improvement Studies:  
Grey Whale Cove - Montara North - Central -   
          .        .      Lighthouse - Moss Beach - El Granada

NEW 3/4/15: Project summary and design alternatives
Online survey of preferred alternatives - comments due by April 15. Community Workshop 3/11/15 - video

7/31/14 community workshop: videopresentation - minutes.
6/18/14 public meeting videonotescomment cards
Design and permitting phase of the project is funded by 2012 County Transportation Authority grant ($1,500,000).


Highway Protection at Surfers' Beach

San Mateo County, Caltrans, and Half Moon Bay are collaborating on the design and preliminary engineering for a project which would include the following components: 
--150-ft-long retaining wall to support the existing embankment. 
--Rock slope protection along the ocean side of the wall to provide energy dissipation and protection from undermining.  
--Reconstruction of the paved coastal trail adjacent to the wall.
--Staircase to connect the coastal trail to the beach.
--Project construction goal: Aug 2015

2/26/15 Community meeting- presentation - video
10/22/14 County presentation to MCC
9/18/14 TAC site visit meeting minutes
July 2014 Request for Proposals - Staff Report
Supervisor Horsley asked Caltrans to take emergency action to protect the highway in fall 2013. Caltrans reply.


Highway 1 Parallel Trail

This trail has long been envisioned as an east-of-highway multi-use transportation trail connecting the Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.  
     --Southern segment (HMB city limit at Mirada, north to Coronado): $500,000 in funding for planning/permitting was awarded by the County Transportation Authority (TA) in April 2014. (application, MCC support).  
     --Northern segment (connecting Moss Beach and Montara via Carlos and Main): The County's application to the CA Active Transportation Program, was not selected (MCC support -- Staff Report). Other funding sources will be sought.


Devil's Slide Tunnel & Trail

Devil's Slide Coast website welcomes the opening of the tunnel in March 2013.  The former Devil’s Slide roadway has been converted into a multi-modal segment of the California Coastal Trail, managed by County Parks, which opened in March 2014. (trail webpage)

Bike/Pedestrian Crossing - After much discussion about safety and crossing alternatives at the south portal, Caltrans moved forward with an at-grade crossing with an on-demand pedestrian crossing signal.