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 9:30AM.
See Archives for past meetings with video links.


Focus Topics

Introduction to Local Government:
     District boundaries, services provided, decision-making bodies.


Neighborhood Commercial Districts
Zoning Regs Update: C-1/Midcoast:
CDRC open study session 8/21/19, 10:30-1:30
Study materials: comparison tables, maps showing existing uses 


Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update

Draft Land Use Plan Update ready for your input. Upcoming Study Session: Sept 24


Harbor View Inn 15-room expansion 
2019 plans --  images -- MCC comments


Cypress Point Affordable Housing Community 
Proposed 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach
April 2019 re-submittal documents 


Get Involved - CDRC vacancies

Coastside Design Review Committee reviews development applications for compliance with Midcoast Design Standards to encourage new homes with individual character that are complementary with neighboring houses, community character, and the surrounding natural setting.    Desirable traits in a CDRC member.

A Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Final draft expected in 2019.


Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals, and a context-appropriate highway circulation plan for Moss Beach


Quarry Park Master Plan
County Parks is developing this document that will help guide park improvements over a period of at least 20 years. 



Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review expected in 2019.


Dunes Beach Hotel/RV in HMB


























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Erosion Threatens Harbor’s West Trail

Pillar Point Harbor’s West Shoreline Trail extends from the parking lot at Pillar Point Marsh out to the west breakwater and Mavericks Beach.  It is a very popular recreational trail and important emergency vehicle access point.

Just south of the marsh where the trail meets the harbor beach, a section is being eroded by wave action. In places the erosion encroaches directly into the trail.  Since 2011 a bench and surrounding section of trail have been closed off with yellow caution tape.  Ongoing erosion threatens closure of the trail if something is not done. 

The trail belongs to the Harbor District. It was granted to the District when the breakwater was built. The trail is public coastal access as partial mitigation for harbor construction. Repair and protection of the trail is listed as a District top priority, studies were completed a year ago, and funds were budgeted for the actual repair work during 2012-13. Inexplicably, the project is on hold.

The engineering study with repair alternatives is now a year old and has yet to be released to the Harbor Commissioners and the public. There has not yet been any public discussion of preferred erosion protection alternative, nor any Harbor District action to initiate the complicated permitting process. The proposed project alternatives are all forms of armoring. Beach nourishment with harbor dredge material is not considered in the report. 

Coincidentally the Harbor District is looking for sites to put dredge material, and one current project, to dredge the area at the boat launch ramp, may be a possible source of beach nourishment for the West Shoreline Trail.

2012 West Trail Erosion Study, via Public Records Request:
--Draft Condition Survey & Repair Alternatives
--Draft Coastal Engineering Analysis
--Construction Cost Estimates
--Permitting Strategy Memo


Riprap inevitably ends up strewn over the shoreline. 

UPDATE:  MCC letters: 6/12/139/10/13

UPDATE 10/14/14: Permit application for reduced project submitted July 2014 - culvert replacement and headwall only.
8/28/14 Coastal Commission letter re incomplete permit application
10/7/14 reply by Harbor District's engineering firm.