In early 2019 the City of Pacifica began the simultaneous process of updating its General Plan and Local Coastal Program, and developing a Specific Plan for the Sharp Park neighborhood. This site provides up-to-date information about each project, including ways to participate, project documents and City contacts. We invite you to help shape the future of Pacifica!

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At the special City Council meeting on September 30, the City Council directed the City Manager to submit the Local Coastal Program (LCP) Consultation Draft to the Coastal Commission for review. The LCP Consultation Draft was transmitted to the Coastal Commission on October 4.

Read the LCP Consultation Draft (for Coastal Commission Review) - Transmitted October 4

There was a special City Council meeting on September 30 for a focused discussion on sea level rise adaptation policies. At the meeting, the Council was requested to provide input on the LCP Consultation Draft (redline version). Please click on the meeting date to review materials from that meeting or review the redline version of the LCP Consultation Draft.

Read the Agenda from the Special City Council Meeting - September 30

Read the LCP Consultation Draft (redline version) - Released September 16

The City Council and Planning Commission held two joint study session meetings. The first joint study session held on August 26 was continued to a second joint study session on September 3. Please click on the meeting dates below to review materials from those meetings.

Read the Agenda from the Second Joint Study Session - September 3

Read the Agenda from the First Joint Study Session - August 26


General Plan

The General Plan, last updated in 1980, is the “constitution” for the city and guiding document for development and policy making in a wide range of topics. There was an extensive effort to update the General Plan between 2009 and 2012, but the Draft General Plan was not adopted by City Council. This planning process aims to update and complete the 2012 Draft, shape a forward-looking vision for Pacifica, and provide the City with a regulatory document that responds to our contemporary issues and legal context.

Local Coastal Program

This planning process will include the development of an updated Local Coastal Land Use Plan (LCLUP), a portion of the Local Coastal Plan that will be tied to the land use policies in the General Plan. California Coastal Commission approval of the Local Coastal Plan includes transferring coastal permitting authority over most new development to the City of Pacifica. The Local Coastal Program was last updated in 1980. In 2018, the City developed draft Local Coastal Plan policies related to sea level rise.

Specific Plan

The Sharp Park Specific Plan will establish a vision for a vibrant, community-focused heart of the City in the historic Sharp Park neighborhood. The Specific Plan will address and provide implementation guidance for economic development, transportation, land use and housing opportunities in the neighborhood.