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:

Biological Resource Assessment Review (Local Coastal Program) And Environmental Review (CEQA):

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


6. 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. A BRE was prepared in March, 2018 and circulated for comments. Minor revisions were added to the BRE and a Draft Initial Study / Draft IS/MND 100 Stone Pine Road as required by CEQA, has been prepared. The revised BRE is included as an Appendix of the Draft IS/MND. The comment period for the Draft IS/MND begins on September 26, 2018 and ends at 5:00 PM on October 25, 2018.

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


7. 698 Terrace Avenue (APN: 065-081-390) Single Family Residence, Tree Removals, Landscape and Frontage Improvements

A Draft Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) has been prepared as required by CEQA. A Biological Resource Evaluation and Wetland Delineation is included as an Appendix of the Draft IS/MND. The comment period for the Draft IS/MND begins on October 17, 2018 and ends at 5:00 PM on November 5, 2018. DRAFT IS/MND for 698 Terrace Avenue (PDF)

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


8. Parks Master Plan

A Draft Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) has been prepared as required by CEQA for the comprehensive Parks Master Plan. The comment period for the Draft IS/MND begins on November 1, 2018 and ends on November 30, 2018. DRAFT IS/MND for City Wid Parks Master Plan (PDF) The Parks Master Plan can be downloaded from the following website: Parks Master Plan

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

9.Highway 1 / Terrace Avenue Signalization and Eastside Multi-use Path(CIP Project No. 538) Pedestrian, Bicycle and Traffic Safety Improvements 

A Draft Initial Study /  Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND)has been prepared as required by CEQA. A Biological Resource Evaluationand Wetland Delineation is included as an Appendix of the Draft IS/MND. Thecomment period for the Draft IS/MND begins on November 7, 2018 and ends at 5:00PM on December 7, 2018.

Contact: Maz Bozorginia, City Engineer, (650) 726-8251 mbozorginia@hmbcity.com

GENERAL REFERENCES:

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