Monday, April 7, 2014

Pacifica General Plan Update


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Pacifica Planning Department, as lead agency, is circulating a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for public comment on the General Plan Update.  The Draft General Plan/Local Coastal Land Use Plan is also available for review during this period.  This notice is provided pursuant to noticing requirements found in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Guidelines Section 15087 and the California Public Resources Code Section 21092.

PROJECT TITLE:  Pacifica General Plan Update

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The proposed Pacifica General Plan is intended to replace the existing General Plan, which was last updated in 1980.  The General Plan is composed of goals, policies, a land use diagram, and other graphic figures and maps (e.g. open space systems, transportation network, and public facilities) to guide future development within the City's boundaries through the year 2035.  The Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan is also being updated in conjunction with the General Plan update.

Pacifica is located along the Pacific coast of the San Francisco Peninsula in San Mateo County, part of the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose metropolitan area.  The City is approximately 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco, 40 miles northwest of San Jose, and 6 miles west of San Francisco International Airport.  It is bordered by the cities of Daly City, South San Francisco, and San Bruno. 

The proposed General Plan includes seven elements required by State law, including Land Use, Circulation, Housing, Conservation, Open Space, Noise, and Safety.  Additional elements may be included as well, at the discretion of the City.  Optional elements for the proposed General Plan include Economic Development and Community Design.

ANTICIPATED ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS:  The DEIR indicates that there will be no significant adverse effects on the environment that cannot be reduced to a less-than-significant level. 


.    Draft General Plan
.    Draft Local Coastal Land Use Plan
.    Draft Environmental Impact Report

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD:  The 45-day public review period for the DEIR (and Draft GP/LCP) begins on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 and concludes on Monday, May 26, 2014. 

DEIR DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY:  The DEIR (along with the Draft General Plan and Draft Local Coastal Land Use Plan) is available beginning April 9, 2014 for review at the following locations: 1) City of Pacifica Planning Department, 1800 Francisco Boulevard, Pacifica, CA 94044; 2) The Pacifica Sanchez Branch of the San Mateo County Library, 1111 Terra Nova Boulevard, Pacifica, CA 94044; 3) The Pacifica-Sharp Park Library Branch of the San Mateo County Library, 104 Hilton, Pacifica, CA  94044; 4) and online at

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS:  Due to the time limits mandated by State law, all responses must be sent at the earliest possible date, but must be received no later than May 26, 2014 before 5:00 PM. 

CONTACT PERSON: Please send comments to:

Lee Diaz
Associate Planner
City of Pacifica
Planning and Economic Development Department
1800 Francisco Boulevard
Pacifica, CA 94044 

Comments via email on the DEIR may be sent to:

Please contact Lee Diaz, Associate Planner, at (650) 738-7341 for further information.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember when they had the meeting at Lacy School. John Curtis, ran the meeting sitting front and center.