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. 320 Church Street  - Creekside Court

The proposal includes an application for a Tentative Subdivision Map, Coastal Development Permit, and Use Permit to subdivide two parcels totaling approximately 5.5 acres into twelve (12) residential lots, an open space conservation area, a passive recreation park, a private street, and associated infrastructure

Addendum to Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration:

An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) was prepared for a previous version of this project in 2011. The current 2017 version of the proposed project has been reduced in scope from the 2011 proposal. The traffic study and biological resources evaluation have been updated. An Addendum to the original IS/MND was prepared to document changes to the project and incorporate the updated information.

The Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the project at their meeting October 10, 2017. The City Council will take up the matter on November 7, 2017.

Revised IS/MND Assessment Revised 10.18.2017

Appendix A 

Appendix B1 

Appendix B2 

Appendix B3

Appendix B4

Appendix B5

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix E2

IS/MND Assessment - Sept 2017

2. Highway 1/South Main Signalization Project

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration: The public is welcome to review this draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration. 

Public comment period begins on October 18, 2017 and ends at 5:00 PM on November 17, 2017.

Contact: Jill Ekas, Project Planner, 650-726-8264 jekas@hmbcity.com

3. 2782 Pullman Avenue (APN: 048-121-100) - New Single Family Residence

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration: The proposal includes an application for a Coastal Development Permit, Architectural Review, Rear yard Setback Variance, Side Yard Setback Variance and Parking Exception to construct a 1,818 square foot two story residence and associated infrastructure, including a sewer line extension within the Pullman Avenue Right of Way.

The public is welcome to review the draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration. 

Public comment period begins on November 1 and ends at 5:00 PM on November 21, 2017.

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

Biological Resource Assessment Review (Local Coastal Program):

1. Highway 1/S. Main Street (APN: 065-012-030) -  Half Moon Bay Hyatt Place Project

Biological Resources Technical Report & Peer Review. The biological resource evaluation is intended to support the review of a Coastal Development Permit in accordance with Chapter 18.20 of the City of Half Moon Bay Municipal Code. 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 October 20, 2017.

Contact: Art Henriques, Project Planner, 650-726-8270 or ahenriques@hmbcity.com 

2. 100 Young Avenue south Young Ave. and all 200 lots of the unimproved Surf Beach subdivsion north of Young Ave              (APN: 048-134-090 through 048-156-280) - Dunes Beach Hotel / Surf Beach RV Park

Biological Resources Technical Report. The biological resource evaluation is intended to support the review of a Coastal Development Permit in accordance with Chapter 18.20 of the City of Half Moon Bay Municipal Code. 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 October 25, 2017.

Contact: Art Henriques, Project Planner, 650-726-8270 or ahenriques@hmbcity.com 

REFERENCES:

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