PHOTO / AGENDA. Per the City of Half Moon Bay Architectural Advisory Committee (AAA) 11/21/19
The Architectural Advisory Committee (AAC) is not a decision-making committee. Their primary function is to provide design feedback to the Director, Planning Commission and City Council. In the case of the parklet, the AAC provided design and construction feedback to assist the Director in her decision. After reviewing the project, the Director referred the project to the Planning Commission.
The minutes from the meeting, as well as additional information on the AAC can be downloaded from the following City webpage: https://www.half-moon-bay.ca.us/629/Architectural-Advisory-Committee-AAC The minutes are included in the agenda pack for Friday’s AAC meeting. Let me know if I can answer any other questions. ~ City HMB Planner, Scott Phillips.
The project involves implementation of a temporary pilot project “parklet” consisting of tables, chairs, boardwalk, barricade, and landscaping of approximately 430 square feet within three vehicle parking spaces on Main Street. The improvements are designed to be removable when needed and have been evaluated by the City Engineer to ensure proper drainage and safety.
The primary purpose of the project is to establish high quality sidewalk café space in front of an existing Downtown café/restaurant business. Sidewalk dining space is a critical component to Downtown’s vitality; however, sidewalks throughout the primary retail span of Main Street are narrow and limit options for outside seating areas. This pilot project will be evaluated to guide future approaches to expanding sidewalk space and outdoor use options. City staff also recently conducted a parking occupancy survey of Downtown and found that parking spaces are available on this block or within one-half block of the pilot location during all of the numerous peak periods evaluated. Staff will consider parking and other impacts of this pilot relative to the anticipated benefits to the Downtown pedestrian environment. This pilot may lead to future design standards, ordinances, or streetscape improvements.
Cafe Society is paying for these improvements.
See PlansAAC_Agenda Parklet_11.21.2019