Surf/Dunes Beach Hotel/RV Park Proposed at Young Av, HMB
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:30AM
Lisa Ketcham

The Dunes at Half Moon Bay website debuted Apr 2018 with plans for:
206-room luxury hotel with 15,000 s/f conference center/spa,
173-space RV park with clubhouse & general store.

The “Surf Beach/Dunes Beach” area (map) is 50 acres bisected by Young Ave, and bounded by HMB State Beach on the west and south, Hwy 1 on the east, and the partially developed Naples subdivision on the north. The "Planned Development" zoning requires adoption of a “specific plan” for the entire area, showing roads, structures, open space and subject to an EIR which must consider alternatives with least environmental impact. Maximum allowable development is 150 housing units, with 20 acres reserved for visitor serving, including horse facilities or other recreational purposes.  For more detail, see HMB 1993 Local Coastal Program (LCP) Chapter 9, #9.3.3 (p.144-148). 

HMB Planning Dept is involved in early review of preliminary application PDP-2016-084, with primary focus on the intensity of development and consistency with the City’s LCP.
Biological Resources Evaluation Aug 2017
Site plans: hotelRV park (not all parcels owned by developer)
Agency comments Mar 2018
Committee for Green Foothills/ Sierra Club comment Apr 2018
     with inventory of Coastside hotels/RV parks

UPDATE 5/10/18: new City of HMB webpage on Dunes and Hyatt Hotel proposals, where you can subscribe to updates for this project.

UPDATE: 1/15/2019 HMB City Council public comment video

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