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.
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 was released for public review in October 2019. An informational meeting was held on Oct. 29, 2019, to provide an overview of the updates made to the plan and answer questions. Public hearings with the Planning Commission and City Council are anticipated to be scheduled in fall 2020. If approved by the City Council, staff will present the final draft Local Coastal Program and associated documents to the California Coastal Commission for final approval.