Biological Reports & Environmental Documents

As required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), passed by the California Legislature in 1970, the City of Half Moon Bay conducts environmental review of public and private projects before they are heard for approval. The environmental documents produced by the City are provided to both decision makers and the public for their consideration and comment. These environmental documents include Initial Studies/Negative Declarations (IS/ND) and Environmental Impact Reports (EIR). 

Some projects require a biological assessment. This takes place when there is a need to evaluate the potential effects of the proposed project on specified plant and animal species and habitat. The biological assessment determines whether any such species or habitat are likely to be adversely affected by the project. 

PROJECTS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW:

Environmental Review (CEQA):

1.  100 Stone Pine Road (APN: 056-391-030) Two-story addition to Mariner’s Church

Half Moon Bay Municipal Code Section 18.20 requires the preparation of a Biological Resources Evaluation (BRE) for this project, due to the proximity to Pilaricitos Creek, and  allows agencies 45 days to review and comment on the BRE. Coastal Development Permit and Architectural Review (CDP 16-071) would permit the construction of a two-story addition to an existing 14,880 square foot two-story building and associated site improvements, located in an existing office park. The addition includes 3,341 sq. ft. on the first floor and 3,223 sq. ft. on the second floor, for a total of 6,564 sq. ft. The proposed first floor expansion includes accessibility improvements, additional storage, restroom, and expanded activity areas. The second-floor expansion includes new office and meeting space. 

Contact: Doug Garrison, Senior Planner, (650) 712-5836 dgarrison@hmbcity.com

Mariner’s Church Expansion Biological Resources Assessment


Biological Resource Assessment Review (Local Coastal Program):

1. 850 Cabrillo Highway (APN: 048-270-030) – New Residence

The Biological Resource Evaluation is intended to support the issuance of a Coastal Development Permit in accordance with Chapter 18.20 of the City of Half Moon Bay Municipal Code. The City’s Zoning Code requires that agencies review the biological resource evaluation and have 45 days from the date the report is received to provide the City with comments on the adequacy of the reports and any suggested mitigation measures deemed appropriate.

Contact: Scott Phillips, Project Planner, (650) 726-8299 or sphillips@hmbcity.com


2. Ocean Colony Pump Station and Force Main Project

The Biological Resource Evaluation is intended to support the issuance of a Coastal Development Permit Exemption in accordance with Chapter 18.20 of the City of Half Moon Bay Municipal Code. The City’s Zoning Code requires that agencies review the biological resource evaluation and have 45 days from the date the report is received to provide the City with comments on the adequacy of the reports and any suggested mitigation measures deemed appropriate.

Review Period Begins on July 2, 2018 and ends at 5:00 PM on August 18, 2018.

Contact: Douglas Garrison, Project Manager, 650-712-5836 or dgarrison@hmbcity.com


3. 2800 Champs Elysee Blvd (APN: 048-133-060) – New Residence

The Biological Resource Evaluation is intended to support the issuance of a Coastal Development Permit in accordance with Chapter 18.20 of the City of Half Moon Bay Municipal Code. The City’s Zoning Code requires that agencies review the biological resource evaluation and have 45 days from the date the report is received to provide the City with comments on the adequacy of the reports and any suggested mitigation measures deemed appropriate. Here is the previously circulated and adopted Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration:  Stoloski IS-MND

Contact: Scott Phillips, Project Planner, (650) 726-8299 or sphillips@hmbcity.com


4. 2801 Champs Elysee Blvd (APN: 048-133-010) – New Residence

The Biological Resource Evaluation is intended to support the issuance of a Coastal Development Permit in accordance with Chapter 18.20 of the City of Half Moon Bay Municipal Code. The City’s Zoning Code requires that agencies review the biological resource evaluation and have 45 days from the date the report is received to provide the City with comments on the adequacy of the reports and any suggested mitigation measures deemed appropriate.

Contact: Scott Phillips, Project Planner, (650) 726-8299 or sphillips@hmbcity.com


5. 2804 Champs Elysee Blvd (APN: 048-112-130 and -140) – New Residence

The Biological Resource Evaluation is intended to support the issuance of a Coastal Development Permit in accordance with Chapter 18.20 of the City of Half Moon Bay Municipal Code. The City’s Zoning Code requires that agencies review the biological resource evaluation and have 45 days from the date the report is received to provide the City with comments on the adequacy of the reports and any suggested mitigation measures deemed appropriate.

Contact: Scott Phillips, Project Planner, (650) 726-8299 or sphillips@hmbcity.com


GENERAL REFERENCES:

The references below provide more information about the required environmental review process: