General Plan Update and Sharp Park Specific Plan

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Pacifica
Document Title
General Plan Update and Sharp Park Specific Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The Proposed Project for the EIR is the Pacifica General Plan Update and the new Sharp Park Specific Plan. This Project will update the City’s existing General Plan, which dates to 1980. The General Plan Update will outline a broad range of policies related to development and conservation in the Planning Area through 2040. The General Plan Update encompasses all elements except Housing, which is not proposed to be updated at this time (the City Council adopted the City’s Housing Element of the General Plan on May 11, 2015). Chapters of the General Plan that are required by State law include Land Use, Conservation, Open Space, Circulation, Noise, and Safety (State law also requires Environmental Justice and Air Quality elements in the General Plans of certain communities, but these elements are not applicable for the City of Pacifica). Optional elements included in the General Plan Update include Economic Development, Community Facilities, Historic Preservation, and Community Design. The State-mandated Housing Element will be updated as part of a separate process as part of the next Housing Element cycle (2023-2031). The Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan is also being updated in conjunction with the General Plan update. Along with the preparation of its General Plan Update, the City of Pacifica is undertaking a parallel but related planning process for the Sharp Park area. The Sharp Park Specific Plan builds on a first phase of pedestrian improvements made along Palmetto Avenue, the area’s “main street.” In February 2020, the planning area was designated a “Priority Development Area” by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments due to its potential to support new housing and employment near transit. This designation qualifies the City to receive potential future additional grants for specific projects and public improvements consistent with the Specific Plan. The Sharp Park Specific Plan includes chapters on Land Use, Mobility and Parking, Urban Design and Public Space, Public Facilities and Infrastructure, Environmental and Coastal Resilience, and Implementation.

Contact Information

Christian Murdock
Agency Name
City of Pacifica
Job Title
Deputy Director of Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Mateo
San Francisco Bay Area
Total Acres
State Highways
SR 1, SR 35
see NOP

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (acres is existing land)(Units 990, Acres 1984)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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