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Phase 2 - Local Coastal Program Update

This phase consists of a comprehensive update to the city’s Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan. The Local Coastal Program ensures that development within the city’s coastal zone protects and enhances coastal resources and is consistent with the California Coastal Act

The objectives of the Local Coastal Program update include: 

  • Ensure the land use plan is consistent with the California Coastal Act, the Carlsbad Community Vision and the city’s General Plan.
  • Update and add new policies consistent with the California Coastal Commission Local Coastal Program Update Guide (Part 1).  Updated and new policies address land use, visitor-serving uses, recreation, public access to the coast, agriculture, cultural and scenic resources, environmentally sensitive habitat, water quality, and coastal hazards – sea level rise, flood, geologic, and fire. 
  • Format the document to ensure it is user-friendly and easy to administer.
  • Develop new detailed, parcel-level maps that clearly delineate the boundaries of the Coastal Zone, Coastal Commission’s permit jurisdiction and Coastal Commission’s appeal area.

Status of Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan Update

The draft land use plan below is now available for public review and comment. An informational meeting was held on Oct. 29, 2019, to provide an overview of the updates made to the plan and answer questions.

Comments should be provided via mail or email by Jan. 31, 2020 to: 

Melanie Saucier
Associate Planner
1635 Faraday Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Draft Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan Update

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For more information, contact planning@carlsbadca.gov