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The County will present the latest design alternatives for Midcoast Highway 1 at-grade crossings, raised medians, and left-turn lanes:
Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
HMB Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Princeton
The new compromise design Alternative 3 has been developed for Montara and Moss Beach in response to public comments. It provides limited raised medians for traffic calming at village gateways, and for pedestrian crossing refuge at 3 locations (Virginia, 7th, & 2nd).
Project Summary -- Design Alternatives Matrix -- Draft Planning Study
4/28/15 MCC comments - public comments
Conceptual design images:
Mirada Rd. Alt 1, 2
Moss Beach Cypress Alt 1, 2, 3; Town Center Alt 1A, 1B, 2, 3
Lighthouse/16th Alt 1, 2
Montara Town Center Alt 1, 2, 3; Montara Beach Alt 1, 2, 3
Gray Whale Cove Alt 1&2
Following Tuesday’s public meeting there will be an online virtual workshop open until July 10. Once a preferred alternative is selected for each location, the next planning phase can move forward, with detailed designs, environmental review and permitting. Construction timeline will depend on prioritization of locations and availability of funding.
See Highway 1 page for background and related projects.
The County has entered a contract with BKF Engineers to complete Design Phase 1 of the initial segment of the Midcoast Multimodal Trail (aka Parallel Trail). The 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. The trail is expected to be completed in 4 segments. Design of the southern segment (from city limits at Mirada Rd. to Coronado in El Granada) is set to begin this summer.
The project will include complete environmental review, multiple public outreach events to develop a preferred trail alignment, and conceptual construction plans and estimates, to be presented to the County Planning Commission.
Design Phase 1 is expected to be completed in spring 2016. Phase 2 will include advanced design and permitting tasks in FY 2016-17. Project design and permitting is funded by a $500,000 grant from SMC Transportation Authority Measure A Ped/Bike Program.
New HMB Library presentation (Friends of HMB Libary website)
Consent agenda: Minutes for May 13, 2015
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
SMC Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) has released the Draft Municipal Service Review and Sphere Update for the San Mateo County Harbor District.
Affected agencies, residents, property owners and interested individuals and groups are requested to provide comments to the LAFCo Executive Officer, Martha Poyatos, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at (650) 363‐4849. Please submit comments by June 26, 2015.
The Executive Officer’s Report including comments and recommended determinations will be presented to San Mateo LAFCo at the Commission meeting of July 15, 2015 scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 400 County Center Redwood City.
The comprehensive review and report were put in motion after last year's Civil Grand Jury Report: "What is the price of dysfunction? The San Mateo County Harbor District."
The County will hold a Pre-Application Workshop to allow public comment on a proposal for a 50-space RV park at the northwest corner of Highway 1 and Capistrano, next to Oceano Harbor Village parking lot. (site plans)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM
HMB Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Princeton
MCC regular meeting for May 27 is canceled.
UPDATE: Summary of pre-application comments
SMC Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider approvals of the Big Wave Project (meeting notice)
Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 9:00 AM
Board of Supervisors Chambers, 400 County Center, Redwood City
The Big Wave Project North Parcel Alternative is a major development proposed on 2 parcels of agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport. The current version consists of 8 buildings on the north parcel, including 176,000 sq.ft. of industrial or office space, a sanitarium, or "Wellness Center", for up to 50 developmentaly disabled adults and 20 live-in caretakers, and 462 parking spaces. The south parcel would contain 92 public beach access parking spaces and a boat storage facility. Phased construction is proposed over a 15-year period per a Development Agreement with the County.
MCC Big Wave Issues Page has more details and links to earlier documents.
Contact Project Planner Camille Leung with questions, email@example.com
Comments to the Board of Supervisors may be emailed to:
Carole Groom CGroom@smcgov.org
Don Horsley firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Pine DPine@smcgov.org
Warren Slocum email@example.com
Adrienne Tissier firstname.lastname@example.org
SMC Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the latest version of the Big Wave North Parcel Alternative at their May 19, 2015, meeting. Negotiations have been ongoing this spring between the Appellants, Coastal Commission staff and the Applicants, assisted by County staff, to resolve a list of concerns.
Committee for Green Foothills’ letter acknowledged the Applicant’s willingness to reduce the overall square footage of Business Park uses from 189,000 to 176,000 sq.ft. and agree to a conservation easement on the south parcel to restrict the size and use of future development there.
Coastal Commission staff wrote in support of permit approval saying the current project, as conditioned by the County, appears to address any remaining Local Coastal Program (LCP) issues.
UPDATE 5/28/15: Letter of Decision includes all Conditions of Approval