Pacifica's General Plan has not been comprehensively updated since its adoption in 1980. The General Plan is the City's most important planning tool, and a comprehensive update would help ensure that information in the Plan is current and that the Plan's goals and action items are consistent with current City policy. In addition, a General Plan update will allow Pacifica to add and strengthen policies related to sustainability and economic development.
NOTICE OF PREPARATION / DEIR and LCP (current phase)
The City of Pacifica is preparing an update to its General Plan and Local Coastal Plan and has determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be necessary pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The City of Pacifica requests your input on how the General Plan and Local Coastal Plan update may affect the environment. More specifically, input is being solicited relative to the scope and content of environmental analysis that is relevant to your individual or agency’s statutory/regulatory responsibilities in order to ascertain potential impacts of the proposed project.
Specific proposals and revisions for the Pacifica General Plan and Local Coastal Plan update have not yet been determined. However, your input will be taken into consideration during the formulation of the environmental impacts of the General Plan and Local Coastal Plan to be addressed in the EIR. A description of the proposed project, location map, and preliminary identification of the potential environmental effects are contained in the attached materials.
If your agency is a responsible agency as defined by Section 15381 of the State CEQA Guidelines, your agency will need to use the environmental documents prepared by the City of Pacifica when considering your permit or approval for action.
Due to the time limits mandated by State law, you should submit your comments as soon as possible but no later than March 20, 2012, or 30 days after receipt of this notice per CEQA Guidelines Section 15082(b). Please send your written response, along with the name of your agency contact person, to Management Analyst, City of Pacifica Planning Department, 1800 Francisco Boulevard, Pacifica, California 94044. Responses can also be faxed to (650) 359-5807 or emailed to email@example.com.
Scoping Meeting, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 4:00 to 6:00 PM, Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive
Notice of Preparation-DEIR and LCP
Scoping Meeting Materials:
Notice of Preparation Memo with attachments
Key Areas of Environmental Concern
Draft General Plan Land Use Map
Draft Open Space and Trails Map
Presentation Board Maps:
1. Planning Area and Coastal Zone
2. Existing General Plan
4. Slope Failure, Erosion, and Flood Zones
5. Sensitive and Critical Habitat
6. Access to Parks
7. Preferred Plan - Residential
8. Preferred Plan - Commercial
9. Draft General Plan Land Use
10. Open Space and Trails
Previously Completed Phases / Tasks
Land Use Alternatives and Key Policy Issues Report Release
The City of Pacifica is in the process of undertaking a comprehensive update of its General Plan, the guiding document for development and public improvements over a 20 to 30-year period. The General Plan is a plan that will provide guidance as people propose projects, and help the City make informed decisions. The plan will provide a vision and policies for land use, economic development, environmental protection, and infrastructure investment through 2030. The General Plan update process began with two community workshops in the spring of 2009, and extensive research on existing conditions culminating in the Existing Conditions and Key Issues report in July 2010.
Currently, we have just released the Land Use Alternatives and Key Policy Issues Report. This is a stage in the process of updating the General Plan and Local Coastal Plan. It will inform land use designations and policies that will apply citywide.
In this phase, alternative land use scenarios are evaluated and approaches to key policy issues are considered, based on community priorities expressed in the preceding workshops and on findings of the background research. The report presents land use scenarios that highlights issues related to commercial development, future residential development, and land conservation. It presents approaches to sustainable development, adaptation to sea level rise, open space preservation, and development of the parks and trails system.
A successful General Plan reflects the goals and values of the community. Public input is sought at key stages of the update process, ensuring that community members can take an active role in shaping the city’s future. The land use alternatives and policy approaches discussed here were the subject of the third community forum, held at Pacifica’s Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School on January 29, 2011.
On August 15, we will be holding a public hearing of the Planning Commission, during which a presentation on the Land Use Alternatives and Key Policy Issues will be given by the General Plan Consultant team. At this meeting, the public will have an opportunity to comment on this document. A subsequent City Council meeting will be held to further discuss the document some time in the early fall.
Planning Commission Meeting: August 15, 2011:
Land Use Alternatives and Key Policy Issues Report Chapter by Chapter:
Cover, Table of Contents / Chapter 1
Alternatives Analysis and Evaluation
Alternative land use concepts and policy approaches will be presented for community input at the third Community Forum ( details below ). Attendees will be able to discuss these ideas in small groups, and provide feedback to the consultants and City Staff. The community's input is integral to the General Plan Update Process, as Pacifica is your community, and the City strives to provide you with the services, capital improvements, and policies that will guide us into the future.
Community Forum 3:
Where: Ingrid B Lacy Middle School
When: Saturday January 29th, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Sign In, Table Assignments and Refreshments
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Community Forum 3 Presentation, Discussion and Conclusions
Community Forum 3 AGENDA
Community Forum 3 PRESENTATION
Alternatives to be discussed at Community Forum 3
Map 1 Residential Areas
Map 2 Commercial Areas Alternative A
Map 3 Commercial Areas Alternative B
Map 4 Commercial Areas Alternative C
Map 5 Flooding and Erosion Hazards Areas
Map 6 Open Space and Trails Areas
Land Use Alternatives WORKSHEET
Maps and Worksheet REDUCED SIZE (8 1/2 X 11 )
Map 1 Residential Areas REDUCED
Map 2 Commercial Areas Alternative A REDUCED
Map 3 Commercial Areas Alternative B REDUCED
Map 4 Commercial Areas Alternative C REDUCED
Map 5 Flooding and Erosion Hazards Areas REDUCED
Map 6 Open Space and Trails Areas REDUCED
Land Use Alternatives WORKSHEET REDUCED
SUBMIT COMMENTS BY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2011 TO:
Management Analyst / Project Manager : 170 Santa Maria Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044
Existing Conditions and Key Issues- Task 3
Chapter by Chapter:
Cover and Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction and Key Findings
Chapter 2: Land Use and Urban Form
Chapter 3: Population and Economy
Chapter 4: Future Development Potential
Chapter 5: Environment
Chapter 6: Transportation Chapter Six (6) Addendum accepted by City Council on June 13, 2011
Chapter 7: Public Resources and Services
Joint Study Session on the Existing Conditions Report: Public Meeting
Click HERE to access more information on the Joint Study Session
General Plan Community Forums- Tasks 1 & 2
Community Forum 1
Community Forum 2
Click here for a copy of the General Plan Newsletter 1.
General Plan Outreach
General Plan Outreach Committee (GPOC)
Climate Change Planning
Climate Action Plan Task Force
General Plan Consultant
Dyett and Bhatia
Community Interviews Report
The project schedule identifies a two year time frame, although it is probably more realistic to anticipate a three year process prior to adopting the final Plan.
For additional information or to submit a comment, click here