Planning & Development Feed

Harmony Developer's Waterford Project Underwater: June 30 Sale

Big Banker says Alex Fraser, point man on the Harmony @ 1 project at Fassler & Roberts Road, is having trouble with his other project in town, a parcel at 340 Waterford. It is headed toward a possible foreclosure. The parcel is in Pacific Manor, in front of the self-serve car wash. It was originally scheduled for a foreclosure sale on April 26, and the sale date has been postponed multiple times, now set for June 30.

County Rejects Midcoast Zoning Change

Community Alert

County Pushback

Email your concerns about Midcoast planned developments:

Supervisor Don Horsley:

Community Development Director Steve Monowitz:

Urge them to support an updated Neighborhood Commercial ordinance specific for the unincorporated San Mateo County Midcoast as outlined in the Midcoast Community Council's 3/22/2017 letter.

Measure N Fails to Reach 2/3 Majority: Congrats to NO Campaign

Fellow blogger Dan Stegink of shared correspondence from the state (see links below) about the controversial library funding measure, which failed to pass November 8. Dan had asked the state: "The proposed argument for the new library (Measure N) states that the California Coastal Commission (CCC) has thoroughly vetted Measure N: 'The Coastal Commission and third-party experts thoroughly vetted Measure N to ensure our library is safe from flooding and sea-level rise.' Is that accurate?" The CCC said NO (see CCC letter at first link below).

CCC to Dan Stegink

CCC to Lee Diaz

CCC to Lorie Tinfow

Planning Commissioner Campbell: Quarry Traffic Questions

Rich Campbell Comments

At the link above, read the full transcript of Planning Commissioner Rich Campbell's questions about Rockaway Quarry traffic, which he asked during his October 17 attempt to schedule a Planning Commission Study Session on the matter. The Pacifica Tribune condensed Campbell's comments. Quarry development (Measure W) lost 2-1 on November 8.

Citizens United to Defeat Library Tax: Lawsuit Quashed



Anna Boothe of Citizens United to Defeat the Library Tax filed a lawsuit in Superior Court asking to have Measure N removed from the November ballot, but the judge quashed the complaint. Nevertheless, the library tax failed to reach a two-thirds majority on November 8, and so it did not pass. Click the links above and below for details. To see the complete court file, input 16CIV01731 at this link: Superior Court

City Press Release

Moss Beach: Save Vallemar Bluffs from Development

A revised application for five houses on 2.5 acres of open-space coastal bluff and sensitive coastal prairie habitat at Vallemar and Juliana in Moss Beach was reviewed by Midcoast Community Council (MCC) on October 26. 

Full MCC Agenda

Draft MCC Comments 

MCC Slide Presentation 

To submit written comments, email and county project planner Dave Holbrook at

Photo by Cat Cutillo, Half Moon Bay Review