VIDEO. Deputy City Manager, Matthew Chidester, presents an update on the 880 Stone Pine property acquisition at the 7/14/2020 City of HMB Planning meeting. This property will be the new City Corp Yard.
Full Staff REPORT for 880 Stone Pine Road (APN 056-260-180) General Plan Conformance Determination for City of Half Moon Bay Property Acquisition.
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a resolution (Attachment 1) and make the finding that the City of Half Moon Bay’s acquisition of property located at 880 Stone Pine Road (APN 056-260-180) conforms to the Half Moon Bay General Plan including the Local Coastal Land Use Plan (LCLUP) in so far as the LCLUP serves as the City’s General Plan Land Use Element.
BACKGROUND: The City of Half Moon Bay has been leasing a 21-acre property located at 880 Stone Pine Road since 2009 for its corporation yard facility. The property fronts Highway 92 near the eastern city limits and also contains sensitive habitat areas, most notably Pilarcitos Creek along the southern side of the site. The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) is the property owner. The site does not serve POST’s mission and POST and the City have been negotiating terms for the City to purchase the property. On March 3, 2020, the City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a purchase agreement to acquire the property with the intention of continued use for a corporation yard, habitat restoration, passive open space uses such as a multi-use pathway, with allowances for small-scale agricultural operations. Phased improvements to the facilities are anticipated over future years. Currently, the City is completing its due diligence phase.
DISCUSSION: Consistent with California Government Code Section 65402 (a) the City is required to consider the acquisition for the intended purpose with respect to the City’s General Plan. State law requires that this consideration be made when public entities purchase and sell property and that the determination be made by the local planning agency. Half Moon Bay’s Planning Commission is the local planning agency for this matter.
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