On June 13, the California Coastal Commission provided conditional approval of the Village and Barrio Master Plan for the areas in the Coastal Zone. The Commission’s certification and approval of the master plan are contingent on the Carlsbad City Council accepting 23 modifications recommended by commission staff. The modifications are detailed in the commission’s report.
The Village and Barrio Master Plan with the commission’s proposed modifications will be considered by the City Council in the upcoming months. If the City Council accepts the modifications, city staff would return to the Coastal Commission at a future meeting seeking the Coastal Commission's confirmation of the city’s acceptance of the revised plan. With this confirmation, the master plan would likely take effect in the Coastal Zone portions of the Village and Barrio by late 2019.
In a separate action, on June 11, the Carlsbad City Council voted to place an item on the June 25 City Council agenda to discuss a Village and Barrio building and development moratorium. The staff report for this meeting will be available no later than Friday, June 21.