Plan Morro Bay

Plan Morro Bay is the City's update of its General Plan / Local Coastal Program, as required by California state law.  These long range planning documents guide development and conservation policies within the City.  The update project includes an update to the Zoning Code also.  To learn more about Plan Morro Bay, get involved, or provide public input, click on the links to the left.

Project Documents 

  • Public Draft of Plan Morro Bay: General Plan / Local Coastal Plan now available here.  Planning Commission reviewed public draft document over four meetings on August 7, 2018, September 4, 2018, December 4, 2018, and December 18, 2018. The document was also reviewed by the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) on May 17, 2018, May 30, 2018, and June 14, 2018. Comment, input, and direction on the Public Draft is now being incorporated into a final draft for future review and recommendation by the Planning Commission to the City Council for adoption in 2019.

Technical Reports:

  • Circulation Element Update, Draft Technical Report, March, 2018, available here 
  • Draft Low Cost Visitor Serving Accommodations Report, available here
  • Draft Lateral Access Technical Memorandum reviewed by the GPAC on March 15, 2018, available here.
  • Draft Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area (ESHA) SLR Assessment, August 2018 available here.
  • Draft Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategy Report dated January 2018, available here.

Environmental Impact Report

  • Notice of Preparation (NOP) - Public Scoping Meeting - On November 21, 2017 from 4-6 pm at the Veteran's Memorial Building, 209 Surf Street, the City held a public scoping meeting for the Plan Morro Bay Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  To read the complete NOP, click here.

Final Documents

  • Downtown Waterfront Strategic Plan (DWSP) adopted by City Council January 23, 2018.
  • Community Baseline Assessment, May 2017 final document available here.
  • Vulnerability & Resilience Assessment, March 2017 final document available here.
  • Key Issues & Policies Report, December 2016 final document available here.
  • Vision & Values Statement, September 2016 final document available here.

​Get Involved

​Over the next year, the City of Morro Bay will continue working with you, our residents,  to complete the update of the City's General Plan/Local Coastal Program and Zoning Code started in 2015.  To get involved, provide input, or for any questions, feel free to contact Scot Graham, Community Development Director at or Cindy Jacinth, Senior Planner at  

General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meetings and material

To view past agendas, staff reports, and presentations for Plan Morro Bay materials presented to the GPAC, either click the link to the left or click here.

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