Pismo Beach General Plan/Local Coastal Plan (GP/LCP) Update


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Pismo Beach
Document Title
Pismo Beach General Plan/Local Coastal Plan (GP/LCP) Update
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use

Document Description
The proposed project is an update of the City’s 1992 General Plan and LCP and presents the community’s vision for Pismo Beach through the GP/LCP horizon (year 2040). The GP/LCP Update was developed through an extensive public outreach and involvement process, including careful analysis by advisory committees, City staff, elected officials, and the community. Each element of the plan addresses different aspects of the community and identifies measurable actions to guide residents, decision-makers, businesses, and City staff toward achieving the community vision. Goals established in the GP/LCP Update are intended to maintain the City’s small beach town character, manage growth effectively, provide a safe community, and enhance the City’s tourist-based economy. The GP/LCP Update establishes overarching City policies and priorities that describe how the community intends to use and manage its physical, social, and economic resources. The GP/LCP Land Use Element guides the future development of Pismo Beach by establishing the allowable distribution, location, and extent of development across the city for residential, commercial, open space, public and semi-public facilities, and other uses. The LCP consists of two parts as required by the Coastal Act: a Land Use Plan (LUP), which was last updated in 1993, and the Implementation Plan, which was last updated in 1983, with several amendments to both documents occurring since. The Implementation Plan provides the zoning regulations that implement the LUP goals, policies and actions and serves as the City’s Coastal Zoning Ordinance. Potential environmental effects include, but are not necessarily limited to, impacts related to air quality, biological resources, cultural and tribal cultural resources, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology/water quality, land use, noise, and transportation.

Contact Information
Jeff Winklepleck
City of Pismo Beach
Lead/Public Agency
760 Mattie Road
Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Phone : (805) 773-4658

City of Pismo Beach
Project Applicant


Pismo Beach
San Luis Obispo
Citywide Southern California
State Highways
1, 101
Union Pacific Railroad
Oceano County Airport
several - see attachment
Meadow Creek, Arroyo Grande Creek, Pismo Lake, Pismo Creek, Oceano Lagoon

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Land Use Plan)
Local Action
General Plan Update Other
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Coastal Zone Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Social Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (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 5 (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) 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 Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)


NOC   PDF 285 K NOP   PDF 425 K Notice of Completion Attachment   PDF 344 K Project Description   PDF 2438 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 577 K
State Comments
2021010158_NAHC Comment   PDF 286 K

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