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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Project Website

The area comprised of Princeton, Pillar Point Harbor and the Half Moon Bay Airport is the visitor-serving and industrial hub of the Midcoast. The County is undertaking a comprehensive planning update for the Princeton area to update existing land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.
Project planner is Summer Burlison,

Project Timeline - Scope of Work - Public Participation Program -
Coastal Act Background & Requirements
Phase 1, Community Visioning Report, Oct 2013
Phase 2, Existing Conditions Report, May 2014
Phase 3, Alternatives Workbook, Sept 2014
Phase 4, Preferred Plan & Policy Framework 
     Mar 2015 presentation to MCC
     July 2015 presentation to Planning Commission

Comments on Alternatives 2014: MCC -- CCC
Comments on Preferred Plan 2015: CCC -- CGF
Comments on Development Standards Oct 2015: MCC

>> 2016-2018 Project was paused. <<

2019 - Princeton Shoreline Management Plan
County requests Coastal Commission staff feedback on proposed water levels, erosion rates, and policy framework for shoreline management: 8/30/19 memo & attachments.


Airport Plan Updates
For info on recent updates of the Half Moon Bay Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) and the HMB Airport Layout Plan, see Airport page.

Zoning Ordinances 2012

A-O Airport Overlay District
M-1 - light industrial District (airport & west of Airport St.)
W - Waterfront District - marine-related light industrial
CCR - Coastside Commercial Recreation District

Zoning Maps

Midcoast Land Use Plan
Pillar Point & Marsh
Harbor/Princeton Overview
Online GIS System - graphic map interface to parcels and related info.

More Background

Local Coastal Program (LCP)
1986 Princeton Area Study

Princeton Shoreline Development

MCC Overview Presentation Oct 2014: shoreline conditions, past and existing development, approved projects on appeal or not yet built


Princeton Shoreline Erosion/ Armoring/ Access

Apr 2012 MCC requested Supervisor Horsley's support and leadership role for remediation and restored coastal access along the Princeton shoreline (letter/presentation).

Princeton Street-End Beach Access Improvements
Broadway viewing benches installed 2017.  
Columbia & Vassar beach access improvements by 2020:
     June 2017 MCC presentation on priorities/concepts.
     Nov 2018 $100,000 in County funds allotted.
     PLN2019-00015: staircase at Columbia & trail at Vassar.
     Feb 2019 Project Description 
     Aug 2019 CCC permit waiver 

Pillar Point Harbor Shoreline ErosionMay 2013 presentation
Midcoast Shoreline ArmoringDec 2015 presentation

See also: Ocean/Shoreline Issues Page
    2010 Coastal Trail Princeton area
    2007 Harbor Dredge Material Preliminary Evaluation
    2003 Princeton Shoreline Trail Alternatives 
    2002 Broadway beach access concept plan 
    2002 Vassar beach access concept plan 
    2001 Princeton Shoreline Protection Study


Midcoast Light Industrial Zoning

Apr 2012 MCC request/presentation to prioritize zoning updates for Princeton light industrial districts (M-1 and W).

May 2009 MCC and Pillar Ridge request for updated M-1 zoning regulations and Supervisor Gordon reply