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 Beach Shuttle

Weekends Only -- Free

schedule & route


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


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/Hwy 1 alternatives: expect early fall public meeting.


Design Review - Miramar Community Rep
Miramar lacks a Community Rep on the Coastside Design Review Committee that reviews new residential development for compliance with Coastside Design Review Standards. Application deadline is Nov 10 for appointment of 1 Community Rep and 1 Alternate.


Quarry Park Master Plan
(includes Mirada Surf -- park map)
Get involved in developing this document that will guide park improvements over the next 20 years.


SFO Aircraft Noise

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


Vallemar Bluff 4-House Development

CDRC recommended Design Review approval (2-1) on 10/12/17.      Next step: environmental review.


Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan & Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. Planning Commission 10/24/17, 7pm.


SMC Parks Dog Management Committee is developing dog-management policy for County Parks.

Draft Policy Recommendations for public review


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 late 2017.



Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review: fall 2017.


















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Vallemar Bluff 4-House Project: Round 2 at Design Review 9/14

Coastside Design Review Committee (CDRC) will consider revised plans for the 4-house project on Vallemar Bluff: Thurs, Sept 14, 2017, starting at 2pm, at GCSD, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada.

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SFO Aircraft Noise over the Coastside - Informational Forum Sept 13

MCC Agenda for Sept 13, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
       504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

SFO Aircraft Noise over the Coastside – Informational Forum
Introduction - Supervisor Don Horsley
Role of San Mateo County and SFO Roundtable - Supervisor Dave Pine
Current Aircraft Noise Issues – SFO Noise Abatement Manager
Presentation - Memo to Midcoast - handout

SFO Community Roundtable
SFO Noise Abatement Office
Congresswoman Jackie Speier on Aircraft Noise

UPDATES: 9/13/17 meeting Video & Minutes
                10/11/17 MCC comments to FAA


County Parks Dog Management Policy Recommendations – Public Review

San Mateo County Parks Dept. seeks public input on draft dog management policies developed by the Dog Management Committee at public meetings over the last 11 months.  The policies provide guidance by which County Parks will consider and evaluate locations for dog access.

Open House Community Meetings 7 – 8:30pm:
· September 6: 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City
· September 7: 850 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame 
· September 14: San Pedro Valley Park, 600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica.

Draft Policy Recommendations for public review and feedback.
Online survey (now closed)


Miramar Design Review Vacancy

Miramar lacks a Community Rep on the Coastside Design Review Committee that reviews new residential development for compliance with Coastside Design Review Standards. The application deadline is Nov 10, 2017, for appointment of one Community Rep and one Alternate.


Pillar Point Bluff - Road Rehab Project

Prior to Oct 15, 2017, County Parks will resurface the packed earth Jean Lauer Trail and the old rutted dirt farm road extending south towards Princeton. The new trail surface of compacted base rock is intended to provide all-weather emergency access the length of Pillar Point Bluff.  Rolling dips will be repaired or added to improve drainage off the trail.

MCC provided County Parks with a slide presentation on trail surfaces in Sept 2016, pointing out the desirable natural feel and appearance of compacted native soil trails as installed by POST on Pillar Point Bluff in 2007.   Suggestions were also provided for aggregate paving, such as using natural brown color rock and blending native soil into the last 3-inch lift of crushed rock to soften the color and texture of the finished trail.  The County has provided no details on the project specifications, so we’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out.

UPDATE 10/18/17: SMC Parks Superintendent Scott Lombardi reports that this project will likely be postponed until spring, after the rainy season.


HMB Hwy 1 Projects: Public Meeting Aug 30

Community Information Meeting
Highway 1 Safety and Operational Improvements Project
Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6 pm
Emergency Operations Center
537 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay
City staff will present updated project plans and schedules.
South segment: Roadway widening from Seymour to Wavecrest and a new signalized intersection at Main Street.
North segment:  Roadway widening from North Main Street to Spindrift Way, a new signalized intersection at Terrace Ave, and a new pedestrian/bicycle path on the east side of the highway.


MCC Meeting August 23, 2017

AGENDA for Aug 23, 2017,
     7:00pm at GCSD
     504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor,
     El Granada
Supporting documents:
Consent: Minutes for Aug 9, 2017

Ohlone/Portolá Trail presentation
     - background

FMR Master Plan Assessment &
     Progress Report & presentation
Arbor Ln app/site plan - MCC comments (approved) - presentation
     Applicant 8/23/17 letter -- 11/9/16 MCC comments

UPDATE: 8/23/17 meeting Minutes - Video


MCC Meeting August 9, 2017

AGENDA for Aug 9, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
       504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting documents:
Subdivision regulations update:
    8/9/17 staff report & presentation
    Project goals - webpage - 6/8/16 MCC comments
Cypress roundabout update:  MCC 5/11/16 letter
Consent: Minutes for July 26, 2017

UPDATE: 8/9/17 meeting Video & Minutes


Agricultural Advisory Committee Openings

Get involved in preservation of agriculture on the Coastside. The County Agricultural Advisory Committee has four openings. Meetings are in HMB, 7pm, the second Monday of the month, as needed. Application for appointment deadline is Sept 29 -- more info.


MidPen Submits Pre-Application Plans for Moss Beach Affordable Housing

Cypress Point is MidPen's proposed 71-unit affordable housing community for families in Moss Beach. The proposed community consists of 16 one-bedroom, 37 two-bedroom, and 18 three-bedroom homes on a 10.875-acre site bounded by Carlos & Sierra Streets. All units apart from the resident manager’s, will be rented to households who earn less than 80% of the Area Median Income.

The entrance on Carlos St. will lead to a community center that will house a community room, property management/resident services offices, computer lab, laundry room, and after-school program space. Outside the community building is a play area for children and a green courtyard.

The flats and townhomes will be located around the center of the site in two-story buildings that match the feel of the surrounding area. Approximately half the site will be preserved as open space, with walking trails around the exterior of the developed area. The plan provides 161 total parking spaces, or 2.27 spaces per unit. Also included are community gardens, barbeque areas, and outdoor bike racks.

The pre-application submittal (PRE2017-00032) includes Site Plans and Preliminary Assessment of Carlos/Hwy 1 Traffic Impacts V2. The first step in the County approval process will be a Pre-Application Public Workshop to be scheduled in Sept.

County project page  --  MCC Affordable Housing page

8/3/17 Coastal Commission staff comments
9/20/17 Pre-application workshop notice - MidPen presentation
9/27/17 MCC comments & presentation
            Resist Density comments