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 sessions:
third Thursdays, 10:30-1:30 at GCSD: 10/17/19, 11/21/19, 12/19/19
Working Draft posted: comparison tables, maps showing existing uses 


Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update

HMB City Council/Planning Commission Joint Study Session on Land Use Plan:
Tues, 10/29, 7pm, Ted Adcock Community Center


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. Draft CTMP expected for public review Nov 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 early 2020.


Dunes Beach Hotel/RV in HMB 

An application for “The Dunes at Half Moon Bay” project was submitted to the City of HMB on September 20, 2019.


























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Midcoast Neighborhood Commercial Zoning Standards Update

Coastside Design Review Committee (CDRC), as part of their Design Standards Update project, has prioritized an update of Midcoast Neighborhood Commercial development standards. These commercial districts are clustered in Montara, Moss Beach, and El Granada and are intended primarily for trades and services to meet the needs of Coastside residents, as opposed to the visitor-serving commercial districts located west of Highway 1.  

CDRC is holding monthly open study sessions to develop a draft ordinance specific to the Midcoast. The public is encouraged to get involved, by reviewing the study materials, attending the study sessions, or sending your ideas to  

Next study session is Friday, July 26, 1:30-4:30 at GCSD (agenda)
Study materials [updated 7/30/19]: 
Purposes -- Development Standards -- Performance Standards.
Background and supporting docs are here.

The existing ordinance (C-1/S-3) is generic countywide and does not contain adequate development standards to clearly and simply guide appropriate development that preserves the unique coastal small-town character of our Midcoast communities.  A hotel proposal for Montara in 2017 brought this issue to the attention of the community.
See 3/22/17 MCC letter & presentation on the need for C-1 zoning update.