HMB schedules meetings on updating housing plan, beginning Weds

Press release

By on Fri, March 20, 2009

The City of Half Moon Bay has scheduled a series of free, interactive community workshops beginning March 25 to gather input on the future of housing in the City. Residents and other interested parties may attend one or all of the workshops which are the first step in designing a new Housing Element for the City.

"This is a great opportunity for our residents to help us make sure we have the right mix of housing choices in our future," said Steve Flint, Planning Director. "Community input is crucial in preparing a Plan that reflects the primary issues and goals of our residents."

WHAT IS A HOUSING ELEMENT? It is a planning document designed to address the existing and projected housing needs for people of all incomes in the City. It will provide future guidance for the types and number of dwelling units that will be appropriate for the City over the next 20 years.

WHAT WILL THE WORKSHOPS BE LIKE? The workshops are an opportunity for the public to provide input on housing issues that face the city including the types of housing needed in Half Moon Bay, where new housing should be located and what types of special housing needs exist and need to be met within the city. In addition, the city is seeking input on how to preserve and improve the quality of Half Moon Bay’s existing residential neighborhoods.

HOW WILL THE INPUT BE USED? The input will be used to develop goals, strategies, policies and programs that will guide residential development in the City.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009