VIDEO: HMB City Council considers Terrace Ave plan, no-light alternative
UPDATED Saturday 12/2: Streaming video of the entire workshop is now online from Coastsider
Tuesday November 21, the Half Moon Bay City Council considered a draft environmental impact report for the Terrace Avenue stoplight [Background and draft EIR]. You can download a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation made to the city council by its consultants.
The plan would involve adding a traffic signal at Terrace, realignment and widening Highway 1, stop signs, retaining walls, a barricade at Silver Avenue, and pavement removal. Click on the photo for a larger view.
The residents of Terrace Avenue have been fighting this plan for some time. As a result of numerous requests from Terrace Avenue residents, council members Bonnie McClung, Marina Fraser, and Naomi Patridge supported the exploration of what came to be known in the meeting as the "no light alternative". The city council voted unanimously to ask the City staff to explore the implications of putting no light at the intersection of Terrace Avenue and Highway 1. One of the more complex issues is that the proposed light would be paid for by Ailanto Properties, the developers of Pacific Ridge, which would use Terrace Avenue to connect to Highway 1.
The public still has until the December 15 deadline to comment on the draft Environmental Impact Report.
- Opening: Public comment, staff and council reports [ Quicktime | WMP ]
- Workshop, Part I [ Quicktime | WMP ] (about 60 min)
- Workshop, Part II [ Quicktime | WMP ] (about 60 min)
- Council members’ discussion [ Quicktime | WMP ] (about 60 min)