What is Plan Morro Bay?

Plan Morro Bay is a two-year process to update the City's General Plan and Local Coastal Program, as required by California state law. The documents will look toward the future of our community and address issues such as transportation, housing, open space, conservation, and safety. The final documents, the "blueprint" and the "greenprint" will present the City's intended long-term development and conservation policies.

The City's Plan Morro Bay project team includes City staff and a consultant team led by Michael Baker International. The project team will work with the City's eight-member General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) throughout the project and will seek frequent input from the community at large.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The City of Morro Bay is currently undertaking a two-year process to update the City’s General Plan and Local Coastal Plan, as required by California state law. The documents will look toward the future of our community and address issues such as transportation, housing, open space, conservation, safety, and more. The project team will work with the General Plan Advisory Committee throughout the project and will seek frequent input from the community at large.

The final documents, the “blueprint” and the “greenprint,” will present the City’s intended long-term development and conservation policies. A program environmental impact report (EIR) will be prepared to address the potential impacts of these plans, and comprehensive updates to the Zoning Ordinance and Local Implementation Plan will follow to ensure they are aligned with the General Plan and Local Coastal Program.

​For more information such as timeline, project documents, and community outreach information, please use the links to the left.  To view a copy of the GPAC powerpoint explaining the overall Morro Bay update process, click here.

General Plan Guidelines

Additional information regarding State of California General Plan Guidelines prepared by the Governor's Office of Planning & Research can be found here.

Local Coastal Program Guidelines

​Additional information regarding Local Coastal Programs and the California Coastal Commission can be found here.