Half Moon Bay General Plan, Local Coastal Program, and EIR

Perched against a backdrop of the Pacific Coast, open bluffs and forested hills, Half Moon Bay is the most-visited coastal destination in the Bay Area, and one of only two California cities entirely within the Coastal Zone. The oldest town in San Mateo County, the city has a traditional Main Street-oriented downtown, and a unique agricultural heritage that is knit into the local culture and the economy.


Dyett & Bhatia led development of a new General Plan, Local Coastal Program and zoning regulations, shaped by community engagement through a citywide mail-in survey, “community conversations,” stakeholder interviews, workshops and a MindMixer-based project website. Guiding principles included: Preservation and enhancement of the community’s scenic setting, natural environment, and small-town character, and increased circulation options are major community priorities.


The Local Coastal Program was adopted in October 2020.

Adopted 2020

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