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), Initial Studies/Mitigated Negative Declarations (IS/MND) 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. Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan Draft Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration

A Draft Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) has been prepared as required by CEQA for the City Wide Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan. The comment period for the Draft IS/MND began on July 24, 2019 and ended on August 22, 2019. The draft environmental document and comments can be downloaded from the following links: 

DRAFT IS/MND for the Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan (PDF)

Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan IS/MND Response to Comments and Errata Sheet (PDF)

The Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan can be downloaded from the following links:

Final Draft Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan (PDF) 

Design Guidelines for Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (PDF)

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


2. 2804 Champs Elysee Blvd (APN's: 048-112-130 and -140) – New Residence

A Draft Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) has been prepared in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The 20 day comment period for the Draft IS/MND begins on August 1, 2019 and ends on August 21, 2019. The draft environmental document can be downloaded from the following link: 2804 Champs Elysee Blvd IS-MND

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


3. 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


4. Highway 92 – Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Tree Removal and Vegetation Management Project. Removal of 81 trees and other vegetation on two segments of an existing gas pipeline right-of-way, located between Highway 92 and Pilarcitos Creek.

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: Douglas Garrison, Project Planner, (650) 712-5836 or dgarrison@hmbcity.com


5. 2909 Champs Elysee Blvd (APN: 048-125-180) – Demolition of an Existing Residence and Construction of a New Residence

A biological resource assessment was prepared for this project and circulated for a 45 day comment period. Here is a link to the biological resource assessment:

Biological Resources Evaluation Report 2909 Champs Elysee Blvd

 Comments received requested that a wetland delineation be prepared. The wetland delineation has been prepared and can be downloaded from the following link:

Wetland Delineation 2909 Champs Elysee Blvd

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


6. John L. Carter Memorial Park, 10 Stone Pine Road (APN: 056-391-040) – Installation of a new amphitheater, including a new restroom, stage, playground, picnic area, and landscaping

A biological resource assessment is in preparation for this project and circulated for a 45 day comment period will be conducted once the report is done. 

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: