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:
9/19, 1:30-3pm & 9/23,
Study materials: comparison tables, maps showing existing uses 


Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update

Draft Land Use Plan Update ready for your input. HMB Planning Commission Study Session:
Sept 24, 7pm, EOC, 537 Kelly, HMB


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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Neighborhood Commercial Districts

Midcoast neighborhood commercial districts (MAP) are mostly clustered east of the highway in Montara, Moss Beach, and El Granada. They 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.   

The existing Neighborhood Commercial ordinance (C-1) with the S-3 overlay district are antiquated and countywide. They don't contain adequate development standards to clearly and simply guide appropriate development that preserves the unique coastal small-town character of our Midcoast communities.  

A 2017 hotel proposal for Montara brought this issue to the attention of the community. After a Pre-Application Public Workshop that project was withdrawn. Comments: MCC & CCC staff

Efforts to date for an updated C-1 ordinance:

  • 2017 MCC request for Midcoast C-1/S-3 update:    presentation & letter
  • 2017-2018 Request for consistency in method of building height measurement -- MCC & CDRC 
  • 2019 CDRC prioritizes updated Neighborhood Commercial development standards for Midcoast and begins monthly open study sessions.

Zoning Regs Update: C-1/Midcoast

The County's Coastside Design Review Committee (CDRC) has prioritized an update of Midcoast Neighborhood Commercial zoning regulations, as part of their Design Standards Update project

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, and/or sending your ideas to  

Upcoming CDRC open study sessions, at GCSD:
9/19/19, 1:30 - 3pm: overview of progress to date (agenda)
9/23/19, 10:30am - 1:30pm (agenda)

Study materials: comparison tables, existing inventory:
Uses Permitted & Definitions (updated 8/23/19)
         Existing Uses Inventory Maps  & List
Development Standards
Performance Standards

References: background & comparison ordinances:
C-1 zoning ordinance -- S-3 combining district
CCR Coastside Commercial Recreation
C-1/WMP ordinance (specific for West Menlo Park)
NMU neighborhood mixed use North Fair Oaks - adopted 2015
Parking (Chapter 3 - countywide)
Montara-Moss Beach-El Granada Community Plan 1978 
R-1/S-17 (most Midcoast residential)