Waterfront Master Plan

On December 1, 2009, the City Council directed staff to develop a long-term, visionary master plan for the City’s waterfront that will ensure the City’s future as a multi-day destination that is convenient, fun, and beautiful. The Waterfront Master Plan Study Area stretches from the west end of San Carlos Beach to the eastern end of Monterey Bay Park and includes Del Monte Avenue as its southern boundary. The Master Plan will also address specific areas of concern, such as improvements to the Catellus Properties and the proposed introduction of Light Rail Transit along Del Monte Avenue.

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Work Plan
Existing Conditions, Issues
  • Conduct land use and infrastructure inventory
  • Draft Existing Conditions Report
  • Working Group Meeting #1
  • Subcommittee Meeting #1
  • Workshop #1
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews as needed
  • Post web-based community questionnaire
  • Report to Council - progress
Vision, Goals, Objectives
  • Draft Vision and Goals
  • Working Group Meeting #2 – Review vision and goals, preview workshop
  • Workshop #2 – Review vision and goals, brainstorm alternatives
  • Refine vision, goals, and objectives
  • Subcommittee Meeting #2 – Review refined vision, goals, objectives for alternatives
  • Pursue Council acceptance of vision, goals, and objectives for alternatives
Develop Alternatives
  • Develop alternative land use plans
  • Working Group Meeting #3 – Review alternatives - preview workshop
  • Workshop #3 - Review alternatives
  • Refine one preferred alternative concept plan
  • Working Group Meeting #4 – review preferred alternative, preview workshop
  • Workshop #4 - Refine preferred alternative
  • Subcommittee Meeting #3 to review refined preferred alternative
  • Solicit Planning, Parks and Recreation, and Historic Preservation Commission recommendation on preferred alternative
  • Pursue Council acceptance of preferred alternative
Develop Master Plan
  • Commence environmental review
  • Develop draft master plan
  • Subcommittee Meeting – review refined master plan
  • Refine master plan
  • Study sessions on draft master plan
  • Solicit Planning, Parks and Recreation, and Historic Preservation Commission recommendation
  • Pursue Council adoption
  • Coastal Commission review and approval