Architectural Advisory Committee (AAC)

The new Architectural Advisory Committee is a three-member committee. This Committee was formed to assist the City Council, Planning Commission, and City staff with design review of public projects and certain private development proposals. The Committee is advisory and will be involved in early review of projects before they advance to the Planning Commission or Community Development Director for public hearings. The Committee will primarily consider mixed-use, multi-family, and non-residential proposals as well as City projects such as streetscapes and new facilities. The Committee may also have the opportunity to provide input on design guidelines and aesthetic and design-related elements of various types of plans.

The Committee will meet up to twice a month and will be supported by the Community Development Department. The Committee will consist of three members with professional experience in design and/or construction. Residency is required for an at-large member; residency is strongly preferred for the architect and landscape architect members; although interested professionals who have significant Coastside experience are also encouraged to consider applying.

This is a new committee and all positions need to be filled at this time:

  • Architect, Half Moon Bay resident strongly preferred – 1
  • Landscape Architect, Half Moon Bay resident strongly preferred – 1
  • Resident with construction and/or other professional design experience – 1

You can fill out your “Willing to Serve” form here. You can also download a form here to be mailed or emailed upon request.

Interested Applicants should submit a “Willing to Serve Form” by July 30, 2019.

 You can mail  your application to:

City of Half Moon Bay

City Clerk’s Office

501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Or via email at

For specific requirements and additional information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 726-8271.